Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mejdel Yaba and Arcade

Thursday 14th March 1918

Yesterday 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment were busy working on the ground gained by the attack on 12th. They made roads and paths towards Mejdel Yaba(1) in the morning and took over the front line from 1st/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment just after dinner.

1st Battalion is a Arcade in northern Italy, about two miles south of the River Piave. The town was shelled by the Austrians with large calibre shells and one of them scored a direct hit on Battalion Headquarters, though, miraculously, there were no casualties. Discretion being the better part of valour, headquarters has now been moved to the other end of the village.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/6/8

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