Saturday 22 September 2018

Fighting Continues Around Ronssoy

Sunday 22nd September 1918

Today, for the fifth consecutive day the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment has been in action around the village of Ronssoy, south-west of Cambrai. This evening the adjutant told me on the telephone that so far the battalion has suffered one officer and 48 other ranks killed, one officer and eleven other ranks missing and eleven officers and 175 other ranks wounded, in addition one officer and two other ranks have died of their wounds - a total of exactly 250 officers and men, roughly a quarter of the battalion's strength.

In Palestine 1st/5th Battalion has begun salvage work following the successful breakthrough of the enemy line on the adge of the Plain of Sharon. They have also been engaged in looking for and recovering the bodies of the dead of both sides.

Sources: X550/3/wd; X550/6/8

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