Monday 23rd September 1918
This evening the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, will bid a none too fond farewell to Ronssoy as they will be relieved by 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment of the same division. The fighting has been protracted and made the point that, as the allies reach the defensive position of the Hindenburg Line enemy resistance will stiffen. Once the line is broken it is the firm opinion of everyone out here that the end of the war will quickly follow.
Yesterday in Palestine the 1st/5th Battalion continued its salvage work following the great success that has become known as the Battle of Megiddo, coincidentally, scene of a great victory for the Egyptian pharaoh Tuthmosis III 3,375 years ago. Large dumps of ammunition have been found and a party has proceeded to Wadi Ikba to bury the dead they have found.
Sources: X550/3/wd; X550/6/8
My Grandfather won the DCM on the 18th of September (Sgt 17454) while severly wounded his platton took a vital machine gun postion on the cross roads in RonnsoyReplyDelete