Tuesday, 14 November 2017


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).

Source: X550/5/3

(1) Second Lieutenant Arthur Hayes would be killed on 25th March 1918, he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. 

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