Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
the 14th Infy. Bde. at CORBIE noticed CORBIE bridge had been partly destroyed by shell. 15th Infy. Bde. relieved by 4th Infy Bde this morning. June 1st Beautiful day. Fairly quiet night. 14th Infty Bde. relieved in line by 4th Bde. without incident. In morning interview with Maj Gen Rosenthal G.O.C. 2nd Aust. Div In Afternoon. new Aust. Corps. Gen Monash called. also Bgdr. Gen Wisdom comg. 7 Infy Bde. June 2nd Very beautiful day. Quiet night. Handed over Command of Sector to Major Gen. McLagan Comg. 4th Aust Div at 10.30 a.m. & left soon after for back area. Div H.Qs. to be at COISY. * Very sorry to leave this old Chateau & the very pleasant grounds at BUSSY LES DOURS. It is Sunday our usual day for moving. One ought to have a light heart & be gay this beautiful weather, but this awful War & the very Serious news from the South prevents it. Arrived at COISY at noon very bad accomodation in what remains of the old Chateau. everything as usual filthy dirty, but Jeffs with some help soon made the Room I have habitable but he cant eradicate the Smell. In Afternoon visited 15th Bde H.Qs. at CARDONNETTE Saw Gen Elliott, then visited Bn Comders & men of 60th in CADONNETTE (sic) & 57th & 58th in BOIS DE MAIS. found the men all most comfortably settled down & happy. Spoke to A.D.M.S. at Gen Elliott's request about shifting Capt. BEATH from 57th to an Ambulance. drinking. [Page] 9.