Friday 29 August 2014

1st Beds Sleeping in the Open

Bedfordshire Regiment officers [X550/1/195/1]

Saturday 29th August 1914: Today the 1st Bedfords continued their march arriving at the town of Carlepont this evening, only around six miles, which must have come as a welcome relief. Owing to a mistake in arrangements the men were not allowed to inhabit the billets originally set aside for them and will have to sleep in the open in the High Street of Carlepont tonight.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/2/7.

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