The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War
1919 War Diary
[Note that all remarks in squared brackets are my own additions and not part of the original text]
WAR DIARY FOR JANUARY 1919
1 Jan 1919 - Erquennes Battn. Training.
2 Jan 1919 2/Lt. R. Humphreys [Reginald Charles HUMPHRIES] proceeded to U.K. on leave.
6 Jan 1919 Major J.H. Blackwell M.C. [John Humphrey BLACKWELL, MC & Bar], Capt. A.W.Elliott M.C. [Arthur Winterbottom ELLIOTT, MC] proceeded to U.K. Senior Officers Course.
7 Jan 1919 - Boussu Battn. moved to BOUSSU. Major L.G.Plumbly M.C. [Leslie Graham PLUMBLY, MC] assumes 2nd in Command.
9 Jan 1919 39 O.Rs. rejoined.
13 Jan 1919 2.Lt.T.WILLANS granted leave to U.K.
21 Jan 1919 Capt. R.E. Moyse [Robert Edwin MOYSE] and 2.Lt.N.R. Firstbrook [Newman Roy FIRSTBROOK] struck off strength and proceed to U.K. for repatriation.
27 Jan 1919 2.Lt. J.C. Daniell [John Claremont DANIELL] granted leave to U.K.
28 Jan 1919 Lt. H. Ablitt [Henry ABLITT] proceed to U.K. for demobilization.
WAR DIARY FOR FEBRUARY 1919
1 Feb 1919 - Boussu Capt. R.B.Peddie M.C. [Richard Bruce PEDDIE, MC] struck off strength to U.K. for demobilization.
3 Feb 1919 Capt. W.R. Nottidge [William Rolfe NOTTIDGE] struck of [sic] strength to U.K. for demobilization.
5 Feb 1918 Capt. J.T. Nuttall [John Thomas NUTTALL?] granted leave to U.K. Lt.S.M.Morris [Samuel M. MORRIS, MC, U.S. Army], Lt.W.B.STIMSON 2.Lt. L.Humphrey [Leonard HUMPHREYS, MC], 2.Lt.A.W.Oakman [Albert William OAKMAN, MC] awarded [sic] M.C. awarded 26.1.19.
8 Feb 1919 2.Lt. T.P.F. Ibbett [Thomas Percival Frank IBBETT] struck of [sic] strength to U.K. for demobilization.
9 Feb 1919 90 O.Rs. joined.
11 Feb 1919 2.Lt. H.S. Smith [Horace Stanley SMITH] granted leave to U.K.
15 Feb 1919 Lt. G. Desborough [Granville DESBOROUGH] struck of [sic] strength for demobilization.
20 Feb 1919 Lt. A.C. Barton [Albert C. BARTON] granted leave to U.K.
23 Feb 1919 Capt. A.C. Croskell [Arthur Cyril CROSKELL] struck of [sic] strength, for demobilization.
27 Feb 1919 Lt.G.THEED granted leave to U.K.
WAR DIARY FOR MARCH 1919
3 Mar 1919 - Boussu Capt. The Rev. J. Schofield granted leave to U.K.
5 Mar 1919 2/Lt. W.F. TURNEY granted leave to U.K.
7 Mar 1919 Capt. R.J. Barry [Robert John BARRY] granted leave to U.K.
11 Mar 1919 2/Lt. J.T. Dickinson [John Thomas DICKINSON] granted leave to U.K.
14 Mar 1919 Capt. H.M.E. GUDGEON granted leave to U.K.
24 Mar 1919 2/Lt. H.F. SNELLING struck off the strength to U.K. for demobilization.
27 Mar 1919 Capt. D.M. Saunders [Douglas Mill SAUNDERS] granted leave to the U.K.
28 Mar 1919 2/Lt. H.L. Waddingham [Harold Lionel WADDINGHAM] granted leave to the U.K.
31 Mar 1919 2/Lt. A.W. Oakman M.C. [Albert William OAKMAN, MC] granted leave to the U.K.
WAR DIARY FOR APRIL 1919
2 Apr 1919 - Boussu 2/Lt G.THEED 2/Lt W.HOLMES & 2/Lt K.E.Eyles [Kenneth Ernest EYLES] to 2/4th Bn Oxford & Buckinghamshire L.I. 60 O.Rs to 2/4th Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Inf.
3 Apr 1919 Lieut J.M.Nairn M.C. [James McVicar NAIRN, MC], 2/Lt H.S.South Lt L.Humphreys M.C. [Leonard HUMPHREYS, MC] & 2/Lt.T.W.WILLANS to 11th Bn Suffolk Regt 138 O Rs to 11th Suffolks
5 Apr 1919 Capt J.T.Nuttall [John Thomas NUTTALL?] to U.K. for demobilization.
9 Apr 1919 2/Lt A W Oakman M.C. [Albert William OAKMAN, MC] to 2/4th Bn Oxford & Buckinghamshire L.I. 82 O Rs to 2/4th Bn Oxford & Buckinghamshire L.I.
10 Apr 1919 Lieut F.F.RENDEL rejoined from Tank Corps Inspectorate.
11 Apr 1919 Capt The Rev. J.Schofield to U.K. for demobilization. Capt S.Norrish M.C. [Samuel NORRISH, MC] to U.K. as a Regular Officer
12 Apr 1919 Capt H.M.E.GUDGEON, Capt A.T.Blackett [Arthur Tyrell BLACKETT] & Capt J.E.Vaughan [John Ernest VAUGHAN] transferred to 53rd Bn Bedford Regt. 5 O.Rs to 11th Suffolks
14 Apr 1919 Lieut D.G.Greig [Dennis George GREIG] s/o strength demobilized whilst on leave 14/2/19 3 O Rs to 11th Suffolks
20 Apr 1919 Lieut F.F.RENDEL to U K for demobilization.
25 Apr 1919 Lieut Col C.C.Harman D.S.O. [Charles Cecil HARMAN, DSO] to U K on leave.
29 Apr 1919 Lieut S.W.Beck [Stanley William BECK] rejoined from 63rd Divisional Ammunition Column.
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