Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)
had to be amputated. I got a message from him thro. Col WHITE & afterwards in Evening Col. RYAN told me he was doing well & would get well. Hear from Col RYAN that Gen Bridges case is hopeless. I am satisfied that my Guns are doing good work, firing at intervals at various Targets registered within their Zone. Our Guns are now settled in pits & emplacements Zones registered & the work resembles garrison Art.on Siege work. Many rumors these last few days of Italians having come in also that our 2nd Bde who came back today did awfully well with the 29th Div. Saw Mervyn today, looking very well. [Page] 33.