Tuesday, 7 August 2018

2nd Bedfords Counter-Attack

Wednesday 7th July 1918

At dawn this morning the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, west of Albert, attacked by the enemy yesterday during a botched relief, counter-attacked. This attack was undertaken by three platoons (just under a hundred men) from the reserve company. The 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment on their left flank joined in this attack. The original front line was quickly retaken.

Since then a good deal of confused local fighting has taken place but, speaking with the adjutant a short time ago on the blower he stated that the enemy have made no progress. He was then interrupted by Colonel Percival who stated unequivocally "During the fighting the spirit of the men under my command was excellent. the enemy presented numerous targets of which full advantage was taken by all ranks".

Source: X550/3/wd

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