Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Ninety Third Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Wednesday 31st October 1917

The adjutant of 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, Captain J H Blackwell has managed to contact us after their disaster in the mud of the Paddebeek yesterday. They have been holding the line and, as I write this should be in the process of being relieved before marching back nearer to Ypres. We have heard that 189th Brigade of 63rd (Royal Naval) Division has again had to give up Banff House to the enemy.

In the early hours of this morning 50th (Northumbrian) Division made an attack which has been successful in advancing the line from a point at Turenne Crossing to Colombo House.

Source: X550/5/3

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