Friday 21 September 2018

Nazareth Falls

Saturday 21st September 1918

Yesterday the great advance continued in Palestine. Perhaps the most memorable thing about yesterday is that Our Lord's boyhood home, Nazareth is once more in Christian hands, having fallen to British and Indian horsemen of 5th Cavalry Division. The 1st/5th Bedfords, having reached all their objectives on 19th had an easier day yesterday and pitched their bivouacs. In a wire the adjutant noted, no doubt with relief that "men allowed to take off boots. Everything quiet".

Here on the Western Front the 2nd Bedfords have again been in action around Ronssoy, south-west of Cambrai. Sadly we we have to report that Lieutenant W G Samuels was killed today and that Lieutenant S G Hague died of wounds. 

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

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