Tuesday 22 May 2018

Moving Divisions

Hertfordshire Regiment Capbadge.jpg

Wednesday 22nd May 1918

The bulk of the officers and men of the 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment have now been absorbed by 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment, which has left 39th Division for 37th Division, the home of the 6th Bedfords. The training cadre of officers and men took a train to Audruicq, roughly half way between Calais and Saint-Omer. They then marched to Nielles and any feelings of apprehension were assuaged by the welcome they received from 39th Division - the band of the 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment accompanying them on their march and playing them in with style.The adjutant noted that they had been "very cordially received" and have "very comfortable billets"

Source: X550/7/1

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