Wednesday 18 October 2017

Eightieth Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Thursday 18th October 1917

Today 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment put into practise what they had learned in the last few days. They gave a demonstration of how to make a modern attack to all the battalion commanders and adjutants in 15th Brigade. In the afternoon the officers beat the other ranks at rugby by nine points to nil(1)

Source: X550/2/5

(1) At this period scoring was: four points for a dropped goal; three points for a try or a penalty; two points for a conversion.

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