Friday 13 July 2018

Captain Doake Returns

Captain R L V Doake [X550/1/82]

Saturday 13th July 1918

The 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, resting in billets at Ferrieres after their move last night have welcomed a familiar face. Captain R L V Doake has rejoined the battalion from base, along with thirty reinforcements. Strictly speaking Captain Doake has joined the battalion because his previous service was with 7th Battalion until May this year, but as two-thirds of the 2nd Battalion are old 7th Battalion hands he mentioned to me in a brief conversation on the blower that it felt like coming home.

Source: X550/8/1

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