Monday 22 October 2018

1st Battalion Moves Up

Tuesday 22nd October 1918

The adjutant of 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment told me this afternoon that they are at the village of Beaurain, five miles or so north of le Cateau. As noted in yesterday's piece the pace of the advance allows commanders to rotate units, resting those which have been in action and introducing fresh ones for the next attack. The Bedfords are part of 5th Division and have not played a major part in the latter part of the great offensive and so are now fit, rested, trained and ready to take their part in the next attack, probably tomorrow.

Source: X550/2/5

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