Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. II (14 January 1916 to 31 January 1917)

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Feb 29th Went round F. Art positions with B.G.R.A. 1st Art Corps. L Gen. Nichol & met Battery & Bde commdrs at various Points along the line. returned to TEL.EL.KEBIR. 2040. Mar Ist Office routine Work. At ISMAILIA to see Gen WHITE & Gen BIRDWOOD, re propsd extension of 1st Aust. Div by adding 1 Batt. per Bd. & one 3 Batt. How Bde. Occupied in preparing report for Gen White re above which I wired same night - See appen A. War diary. Mar 2nd Office & Routine Work. Forwarded War Diary (to 3rd Echelon) for Fely. Engaged preparing new formations Additions to 1st Aust Div Art, Mar 3rd Interview with Gen Cox arranged for Camping Space for new Art units. Wrote Gen White protesting against delay in arrival of Art Reinforcements & D.A.C.from CAIRO.- pointing out serious effect it will have on Training forwarded to A.Q.M.G. list for appointments & promotions in connection with new Artillery formations. Interview with Gen Cunliffe Owen who came to see me with ref to Art. practise [Page] 23