The month of February saw much change for the 4th Battalion.
The Battalion had since its acclimatisation to trench warfare, been serving in the front line trenches south of Armentiers between Richeborg and Neuve Chapelle.
February 17th saw the Battalion distraught as it's Commanding Officer, Colonel Frank Garrett, was invalided to hospital suffering from complete exhaustion.
His personal care for the men of 'his' Battalion, had taken a toll upon his own health and it was decreed that he must be sent home for complete rest.
Distraught at having to leave the Battalion on the battlefield, Frank's health never did fully recover. In his place, Major Turner took over command of the Battalion.
On 22nd February, Lieutenant-Colonel Cruddas, who had until then commanded the 41st Dogras; an Indian Army Regiment within the 3rd (Lahore) Division, took over command of 4th Suffolk.
Cruddas was to command the Battalion through the following difficult days that were to follow, earning them their most famous Battle Honour of the Great War.
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.