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

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F. Art. Bde. at LA FOURNIER. Saw O/C Bde & instructed him to get RIGGALLS Batt to his (Burgess Camp) unless orders recd today to proceed to HARVRE. Issued Order that Bde Commdrs are to certify all Cameras to be collected in accordance with Army Order. 1400 Saw O/C 2nd Bde at Hotel. Col. ASHBURNER given orders direct to O/C 2nd Bde to proceed by 3 trains from 2100 / to 0400 night 30/31 to HARVRE On A/C if case of small pox on ship KNIGHT TEMPLAR. Portion of 1st F.A. Bde landed from that ship. (& which were mixed up with remainder of Bde at LA VALENTINE) are to be segregated. I have requested through Col. ASHBURNER that the remainder of the 1st Bde be sent on to HARVRE as soon as accommodation there is ready for them. Friday March 31st Interviews with O/C 1st & 2nd Bdes. Spent rather a miserable day very bored with Marseilles. Saturday Apl 1st Inspected 1st F.A. Bde at LA VALENTINE - Howitzer Bde arrived & sent to LA VALENTINE 1855. left for PARIS en route to HARVRE. Apl 2nd Arrived at PARIS - 0815. lovely day. had breakfast at Restaurant at [Page] 32