Sunday 10 June 2018

Losing Men

Monday 10th June 1918

The 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is now, following an infusion of men from the former 7th Battalion, back up to strength - so much so that today they have lost men. Three other ranks joined from base but 88 other ranks and four officers (Lieutenant J M Glen and Second Lieutenants A D Greenwood, H J Poulter and G S Richards) have all proceeded to base for redeployment to units needing to be brought up to strength(1).

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(1) Arthur Donald Greenwood would soon return to the battalion only to be killed in action on the Somme on 30th August. He is buried with a number of men from the 7th Battalion killed on 1st July 1916 in Dantzig Alley Cemetery.

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