Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
me off at Station) Bgd. Gen Griffith came to see me off & I arranged with him about Greenlees staying on at the service of the Munitions Office. Left Charing X at 12.25 p.m. travelled down to Folkestone with Bgd. Gen Ross Johnstone appt. G.O.C.R.A III Corps. Arrived Boulogne 4.45 p.m. met by A.D.C. & car. arrived at BUSSY (D.H.Qs.) at 9 p.m. took over from Gen TIVEY. found everything satisfactory. Boche bombing a good deal round D.HQs. from 10 to 11 p.m. May 27th Fine day, fair vis. Quiet night generally on our front. To 14th Bde H.Qs. met G.O.C. & Af G.O.C. Col. Davies 8th Bde. things appear quite satisfactory. Gen Birdwood rang up this morning. I told him all about my work in England on the Casemate & the result. also told Gen White last night.) (both by Tel.) In Afternoon to 15th Infy Bde School saw G.O.C. 15th Infy. Bde. who reported all satisfactory in his Bde. Boche attacked French & British near CHEMIN DES DAMES & made some marked progress. both British & French troops reported to be fighting well. At 6.35 p.m. 4th Army Comdr called on me & was much interest to learn all that had taken place in connection with the M. G. Casemate. he thanked me for the service I had rendered. May 28th Fine day- fair vis. Quiet night on our front. some aeroplane bombing near here. In morning visited new H.Qs being constructed for 8th & 14th Bdes [Page] 7.