Saturday 29th September 1917
Today has been another day without rain and another day of preparation. 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment’s guess that they are being fed into the Third Battle of Ypres seems confirmed. They are now north-east of Hazebrouck heading towards the Belgian border. Yesterday they moved to Staple, coming under the orders of X Corps (Lieutenant-General Sir T L N Morland) of 2nd Army (General Sir Herbert Plumer) and today marched on to Thieushouck.