Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. III. (3 February 1917 to 9 May 1918)

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of bomb throwing mopping up etc at 2nd Army[ ] TM. School at Augst 3rd Wet all day. Discovered from Capt. RUDD A.D.O.S that many units had neglected to requisition for Equipment much of it technical reqd to bring them up to fighting Establishment. Am calling a meeting of Unit Comders to go into the matter tomorrow. In afternoon went to 1st Anzac discussed with Gens WHITE & BIRDWOOD the[ ] secret memo recd from Gen PLUMER Comg 2nd Army on mistakes etc in the Attack on the 31st ult. Had Tea at Corps Mess at HAZEBROUCK met L'. Gen Sir HUNTER WESTON Augst. 4th Drizzle Rain all day. Engaged in Office work all morning. In Afternoon called a meeting of all Commanding Officers with reference to their dealings with Ordinance Dept care of Clothing Equipment etc. - Transport Discipline - & with regard to experience gained[ ] by 2nd Army in Attack on the 31st ult. Meeting at School Room BLARINGHAM Augst. 5th Fine day beautiful afternoon In morning[ ] visited (with A.D.M.S.) 8 & 14 & 15th Field Ambs and attended church parade [Page] 82