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

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The Bosche has been dropping bombs all round this area tonight & has caused many casualties. its a very horrible business. Sept. 30th Fine day Sunday again we have had a quiet night except that early in the evening & late last night he attacked our right front but was repulsed. we captured a prisoner who stated that the whole of the 90 R.I.R. took part in the attack this man has given most valuable information. We are relieved tonight by the 7th & 21st Divisions & I hand over by 10.am tomorrow. 'X' The Bosche is heavily bombing us again tonight. it is a perfect moonlight night for it. Already he has killed 10 & wounded 30 of our Pioneers. Oct. 1st Fine day. An awful lot of bombing through the night. G. Office reported our relief by 7th & 21st British Divisions completed about 1.am. G.O.S. went about 5.40 a.m but I could not get anything through. The command passed from me to 7th & 21st British Divisions at 6.a.m this morning. Gen Walker G.O.C. 1st Aust Div took over our camp WALKERS CAMP near DICKEBUSCHE this morning at 9.30 a.m & I left to spend the day and night at staging camp at SCOTTISH LINES. arrived there & 'X' got message to say Bosche had broken into the line on the right. we handed over this morning to the 110th Bde. (Bgd. Gen Lord LOCKE is G.O.C. bad luck. We had a good many scuppered I fear from Bosche air Raids last night & one man shot through the chest from [Page] 110