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Fusiliers
in
the vicinity as he needed. The remainder of the latter
unit was ordered to occupy the 4th Division reserve line with its left
on Irish Farm which was about one thousand yards behind the
support line, and two thousand yards from both Ypres and the
original front line. By 3.I6 a.m. on the 25th May, some two hundred
all ranks of the battalion were in position in "French Switch" and the
Divisional support line. The rearrangement was carried out without
interference by the enemy, possibly because he was awaiting the
cancelled counter-attack, a copy of the orders for which had fallen
into his hands. The casualties during the day had been I officer
(Second-Lieutenant L. J. Harrison) and 12 other ranks killed and
2
officers and 70 other ranks wounded.
The two actions of 2nd and 24th May come under the general
title of the Battle of Ypres, I915, commonly called the Second Battle
of Ypres, and are known as the Battles of St. Julien and Bellewaarde.
"Ypres, I9I5" was awarded as a battle honour to be borne on the
King's Colours, and "St. J ulien" and "Bellewaarde" as battle
honours to be shown in the Army List.