Saturday, 8 September 2018

Honours and Sports

Sunday 8th September 1918

The 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment remains at its camp just east of the ruins of Guillemont, training. Today Military Medals have been awarded to Segreant E T Blake, Private F Dunton and Private F G Ashby, with Sergeant D Fynn receiving a bar to his Military Medal. The 4th Battalion, after a few years days in the front line at Inchy-en-Artois west of Cambrai have gone back to Boyelles. 

In Palestine yesterday the 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment took part in the heats for the Brigade Tournament in the morning and the tournament itself in the afternoon. The battalion was second to 11th Battalion, London Regiment overall and won the following events: the tug of war; the company cross-country race; the relay race and the long jump for officers.

Sources: X550/3/wd; X550/5/3; X550/6/8

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