Sunday, 11 March 2018

1st Battalion in Arcade

Monday 11th March 1918

1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is leaving the front line this evening and, by coincidence, tracing the journey of the late Second Lieutenant Perham to Arcade. Brigadier-General R D F Oldman is temporarily absent and so the Bedfords’ commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel E I de S Thorpe has taken command of the brigade, with Major W Allason taking charge of the Battalion.

Lieutenant-Colonel Thorpe [X550/1/82]

The drummers of the 2nd Battalion have left Villers-Saint-Christophe for the XVIII Corps School. Here they will give a performance for a week.

Source: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd

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