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

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Bde H.Qs. at AUBIGNY. Saw G.O.C Bde got back to reserve alright. Command of this Sector passed from me to G.O.C. 1st Aust Div. at 10 p.m. Augst. 23rd Fine warm day. The 1st Aust. Div & 32nd Brit Div on its right attacked this morning & captured all objectives (high ground S of BRAY so far 33 Off & 1400 O.R. through cages. III Army also attacked & getting on well. French advance south continues. 2 Boche Divisions got up & bolted before them. In morning to 8th & 15th Bdes. Saw both G.Os.C. (at AUBIGNY & VAIRE respectively) The gains in prisoners by 1st Aust Div are about 1500 32nd Div 500 including in all about 60 Officers. all these are unwounded. Concert party (ours) gave an entertainment her (sic) tonight. Augst. 24th Rain threatening indif. vis turned out fine day. Last night a Battalion of the 3rd Div captured BRAY & about 50 prisoners after severe fighting. further progress & more prisoners have been captured during the day. To 14th Infy Bde H.Qs. on WARFUSEE ABANCOURT Rd W of LA FLAQUE. With G.O.C. 14th Bde. inspected dump at La Flaque. Augst. 25th Fine day - hot - thunder storm at night. Further advances made by both 1st & 3rd Divs during the night. In morning to Aust. Corps. H.Qs to receive instructions about a proposed advance by 2nd & 5th Divs on to the SOMME. At 2 p.m Conference of Bgdrs & staff of 5th Div to impart to them my instructions & plan of attack. In Afternoon went to LONGEAU to inspect dump of captured Boche Guns etc. then inspected HOBBS Casemate set up for trial 50