Wednesday 18 April 2018

Relieved at Relief

Thursday 18th April 1918

The adjutant of 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment spoke to me today, relieved at having been relieved! The battalion, greatly depleted in strength after the trials of March and the retreat, was on the receiving end of a German thrust from the newly captured ruins of Langemarck but has been pulled back from the front line. 

The relief was complete by 2.30 this morning and marched back to Manning Camp near Elverdinge, north-west of Ypres. At 2.30 this afternoon the battalion left Manning Camp and marched to Erie Camp near Brandhoek, roughly half way between Poperinge and Ypres.

Sources: X550/3/wd

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