Sunday 31 December 2017

Fighting at Welsh Ridge Continues

Second Lieutenant Dolman [X550/1/81]

Monday 31st December 1917

In continuing fighting on Welsh Ridge near Villers-Plouich, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, in the front line have had one officer wounded, two gassed, five other ranks killed, nine wounded and eight gassed. It looks, however, as if the situation has stabilised as darkness approached this afternoon. Captain Spicer, who has been in the thick of the fighting has promised me his memoranda and orders to do with this fighting, showing how a situation can develop and it is hoped to publish them when the fighting is over.

8th Battalion, at Courcelles-le-Comte heard the sad news today that Second Lieutenant Dolman, wounded ten days ago, has died at 45th Casualty Clearing Station in Boulogne.

Sources: X550/5/3; X550/9/1

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