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

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I gave them. Lord LOCKE (Bgd. Gen) was one of them Major HARRINGTON - M.G.G.S 2nd Army came to congratulate me on my victory & was most complimentary. The Bosche swine dropped 5 bombs on the 4th Aust Div H.Qs. close to us tonight & killed 3 clerks, wounded 10 O.R. & killed 4 horses. the earth & splinters fell all round me. 'X' I had in Maj. KING this morning for going out in a car without saying where he was off to. During this battle we have fought with & smashed the following Bosche Divisions. 16 Bav. Div 3 Res. Div. 50th Res Div 236 Res. Div. 17th Res Div. 19th Div who were in Russia a week ago. Sept. 29th fine day. Boche attacked early in the night of yesterday but was easily driven off. Fairly quiet night except for quantities of [...] shell dropped over the area. between front system & HOOGE Visited Bgde H.Qs. of 14th & 18th Bdes. at HOOGE saw Gen HOBKIRK & Maj CASEY. everything O.K. I took our U.S. Army friend Major HOPE with me, the first time he had been under fire, for the Bosche as usual was bombarding all round HOOGE & on both sides of the MENIN Rd. Gen BIRDWOOD & Maj Gen SARGENT came to see me. Also Bgd Gen ELLIOTT Comdg. 15th Infy. Bde who also came to Dinner with us. Mervyn came back to us from the School today. [Page] 109.