Wednesday 14th November 1917
After their nasty day at the Paddebeek on 30th October, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment have received much-needed reinforcements. Five new subalterns have arrived - Second Lieutenants W B Stimson, L Humphreys, A Hayes, P Shott and A V Clarke, together with 165 other ranks. These will go some way to making good the nine officers and 225 other ranks who became casualties then(1).
(1) Second Lieutenant Arthur Hayes would be killed on 25th March 1918, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.