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

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alive & 5 killed with M.G. fire. I fear also that a good few of the Infantry are buried. - The relief of the Corps area has now almost been completed 23 & 47th in left & centre Groups 4th Aust Div still in right. Oct 23. ABEELE. fine day Visited Bgd Gen Learey Art & C.R.As.2nd Div at C.R.A. 23rd Div. 47th Div & C.R.A. 4th Div to ascertain that relief had been carried out defence Schemes & HILL 60 Emergency Schemes handed over, & that everything was in order. Saw L'. Col. Hughes re his report on action of his Group,after Enemy blew mines at BLUFF. Oct. 24th ABEELE wet day. - In morning went round to all C.R.As & Bgd Gen Learey Art, & in 1st Anzac Group met Gen STRABENZIE - G.O.C.R.A. X Corps & explained everything to him then & again after he had been round the Group in the evening, only remains the formality of handing over tomorrow At T.M. demonstration at bomb School at BERTHEN. felt unwell about 4/30 p.m. very ill during night - Oct. 25th Abeele - wet. 'X' pretty bad had doctor sent to Hospital No. 12 C.C.S. HAZEBROUCK at 4/30 p.m. very comfortable well received. got Bronchitis & right lung affected. Oct. 26th HAZEBROUCK. better this morning (night Sister Herriott knows Beth Wife & been to our Home) visited by D.D.M.S. Gen PORTER - my Doctor Capt TAYLOR. - C.O. Hosp. Oct. 27th gloomy wet day progressing favourably. examined by Col. GALLOWAY (Skin disease Specialist) [Page] 89