Monday, 28 May 2018

Heavy Casualties for the 2nd Battalion

Tuesday 28th May 1918

Yesterday 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment was brought up to strength again by absorbing the 7th Battalion. During the month the 7th Battalion had total casualties of thirty. By contrast the 2nd Battalion suffered five officers and around two hundred other ranks being killed and wounded and going missing. These figures underline why such an amalgamation was necessary as there are now few reinforcements coming from England.

Source: X550/3/wd

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