Sunday 19 August 2018

1st Bedfords Move East

Monday 19th August

Today has been a wet one, with a driving rain most of the day. We heard from 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment today that they have moved five miles or so east from Orville to Sailly-au-Bois today. They are moving towards the front and may well be about to take part in a continuation of the great offensive.

Marching in such rain will not have been an entertaining experience. Tonight will not be too pleasant either as Sailly has been hard hit by the war and the battalion is billeted in ruined houses. As the adjutant remarked, any tents with holes in them will be particularly despised tonight.

Source: X550/2/5

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