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

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(Somme) took place it was very evident however that this place was full of booby traps such as the Bosche (sic) is accustomed to leave. But said the C/O I shall soon find out if it is all right and in reply to my question how? he said well there is one black hat of a fellow in my Bn whom one has only to forbid to do a thing for him to do it. I shall order him not to explore the Dug out as it is dangerous I know he will be in it very shortly after the order Another fellow a very troublesome man except when there was fighting went in with a pair of sissors (sic) & cleared a Bosche (sic) Dug Out full of Traps. (Bombs etc) One of Wars mysteries (12/3/17 Captn Chapman M.C. was sent to take charge of firing line in place of Capt. Palmer killed. He reached SUNRAY at Midnight & inspected all posts & sent a runner back with report at 12.50 am. at 1.30 am spoke to Sergt. Shanahan & has not