Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. III. (3 February 1917 to 9 May 1918)
could to assist his Divisions in any way. 'X'[?] The following message re the operation in connection with capture of DOIGNIES etc was received by the Army Commander from the Commander in Chief "I congratulate you heavily on the success of the operations of the 2nd of Apl. - please convey my further congratulations to the two Corps concerned to the 7th Division & to the 4th & 5th Aust Divisions & tell them how much I appreciate the great gallantry & skill shown by them." Apl. 7th Snow sleet rain & wind all last night & today Quiet night - relief of 5th Div by 1st Aust Div completed by midnight. It is an awful day today as bad almost as any during the winter. 9.30. a.m went to see Gen WALKER Comdg. 1st Aust Div. & suggested to him that in the plan of operation for the capture of HERMES & BOURSIES he should include DERMICOURT viz wait until the attack on the two former places developed & the garrison of DERMICOURT moved out to help one or the other or both. then push an attack on DERMICOURT home. 'X' We collected in this Div no less than £300.17.3 in aid of the late Bgd Gen Glasfurds boys - who were left owing to his untimely death very badly provided for. April 8th Easter Sunday beautiful spring day. Had church parades for D.H.Q at [Page] 29.