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

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Bde should remain at WESTHOEK Ridge near KIT KAT & support Bde at HALFWAY HOUSE. That accomodation for 1000 men should be provided near latter place, & for 500 each R. & L Bns on reverse slopes of BROODSEINDE RIDGE In afternoon went with I.O. Capt Robinson to see G.O.C. 15th Bde. at CAFE BELGE, they seemed quite alright. 'X' Walked back to D.H.Q & was nearly scuppered by H.V. shell near YPRES Ry Station. L'. Col. J. H. Hurst waiting to see me at D.H.Q. Oct. 22nd Drizzly morning, afterwards fair French Corps & 5th Army were to attack this morning. Our bombardment opened at 5.30. am. up till noon. no news but rumours that attack did not take place. 11.30 am. Gen TIVEY G.O.C. 8th Bde. just rang up to say he had been wounded in right arm with H. E. shell splinter at forward Bde. H.Qs. He afterwards came down to D.H.Q went C.C.S. & was evacuated to England Oct. 23rd Drizzly with fine intervals. Went to Bde H.Qs. at HALFWAY HOUSE in morning, reported to Corps. big Amm Dump close up to H. Batteries near there. Gen Birdwood called in Afternoon showed him over Div Batts drying Room etc with which he was very pleased. Gen ELLIOTT called. Oct. 24th Rain during night drizzly day 'X' Army Comdr. called at 11.40 am & expressed his pleasure & satisfaction (which he asked me to convey to the Division for work done while we have been in the line. Gen HARRINGTON also called. (M.G.G.S II Army) & was equally complimentary Bgdr. Gen PEYTON acting Div Comdr 2nd Aust Div called for details in connection with our relief by them. also L'. Col COLLETT. [Page] 121