Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)

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on our extreme left to IIIrd Corps. Saw B.G.G.S. Corps on various matters L'. Col. Lord Af G.O.C. 15th Inf. Bde called & told me of a rumour that 4th Div men would not relieve an Aust Div when the time came or until the whole Corps had been relieved. Padre HOWSE 40 Bn told him. I said G.S.O.1 & A.A. & Q.M.G. of 4th Div who were here former knew nothing about it, latter had heard something. I asked them to report what I had heard to Af G.O.C of the Div Gen BRAND who came to see me later & assured me that though there had after the last operation been some discontent among the men he was certain everything was right now. July 24th Fine day, good vis. Queit night. To Aust Corps H.Qs BERTANGLES to conference of Gen BUTLER III Corps Comd. Gens. MONTGOMMERY M.G.G.S & Gen BUDWORTH M.G.R.A. IV Army B.G.G.S III & Aust Corps & G.O.C.R.As. both Corps. also G.O.C. 58th Brit. Div. After explanation & discussion it was agreed to the shortening of Aust Corps front by 2350 yds to 58th Div who would take over night of 27/28 inst command to pass 10 a.m. morning 29th inst. Saw C.E. D.A.A.C. D.A. & Q.M.G. G.O.C.R.A. & B.G.G.S. & P.V.O Aust Corps on various matters. To Af G.O.C. (Gen WISDOM) 2nd Aust Div at GLISY all well except Gas cases between 500 & 600 reported Saw Padre HOWSE about rumours of trouble in 4th Div. he said he had heard it from 2 men of the 40 Bn & knew nothing more. L'. Col. RALPH D.A.A.G went on leave today Colonel DOWNEY A.D.M.S. returned July 25th Generally fine some showers good vis. 34