On 22nd October 1918, Lieutenant-Colonel G.C. Carpenter, commanding 2nd Suffolk, departed the Battalion for the Casualty Clearing Station, having sustained a head wound from shrapnel in the afternoon. Now, in his place came another great Battalion Commander to follow behind Brett, Stubbs, Likeman and Carpenter.
Captain William Lummis now assumed command of the Battalion. He was by now, the longest continuously serving officer in the Battalion. He joined it on 26th March 1916 and had recently been awarded the Military Cross for his gallant actions as a Company Commander at Gomiecourt.
Now, Lummis was quite deservedly commanding the Battalion that he has so loyally served for over two and a half years. Often overlooked - as in the photograph here taken in 1926, where he is overshadowed by younger subalterns in Gibraltar, now on the eve of victory, he was to finally lead the Battalion into battle in what would be its last major action on the Western Front.
Welcome to our online 'blog' charting the history of the many Battalions of the Suffolk Regiment and the part they played in the Great War.
Starting back in March 2014, we have recorded the events of 100 years ago on the centenary of their happening.
Keep checking back to see how the Great War is progressing for the men of the Suffolk Regiment.