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

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The Boche made ('two' is crossed out here) three Counter attacks on our left but both were repulsed with heavy loss. In evening G.O.C. 3rd Aust. Div came to see me to discuss various matters of mutual interest to Divisions July 30th Fine warm day indiff. vis The Boche heavily shelled our front & support systems during the night but no [ ] Infantry attack devoled (sic) & no unusual casualties to us. 1 more prisoner & several more M.Gs. have been brought in. In morning inspected 14th 15th & 8th Infy. Bde Schools. the work is most satisfactory in all of them. X Have received congratulations on the success of our operation yesterday from Gen Rawlinson Comg. IV Army Gen Birdwood G.O.C. A.I.F. and Aust Corps Comd. Gen MONASH Aust Corps Comdr returned last night & I spoke on the telephone to him this morning. July 31st Fine warm day, fair vis. Good deal shelling last night. In morning to Aust. H.Qs to conference of G.O.C. Aust Corps G.Os.C. G.S.O.1 C.R.As. & staffs of Aust. Corps (C.E. G.O.C.R.A. G.O.C.H.A. etc to recieve (sic) instructions with regard to an Attack on a large scale that is to take place very shortly. X In Afternoon saw 9 men including a Corpl who had been sentenced by C.M. to P.S. & I.H.L. for desertion & A.W.L. I commuted or lightened all the sentences & in all cases but one recommended suspension of sentence.[ ] most of these cases should never have occurred. Augst. 1st Fine warm day, fair vis Shelling early last night on R. of left Bde Sub Sector & a good deal of aeroplane bombing round here. The Division was relieved (finished) last night by the 18th British division (had been partly 2 nights before by the 37