Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
are at present passively resisting still occupied with Honors & rewards immediates. Oct. 14 Beautiful fine day. Attended lecture to 8th Bde. by Lieut A.S.S. GARRET A.F.C. at 32nd Bn H.Qs. Afterwards saw G.O.C. 8th Bde & Cols. Davies & McArthur about 29th Bn & advised course of action as they still offered passive resistance to joining up with 32nd Bn. In Afternoon visited G.O.C. 14th Bde. at MATAINVILLE & G.O.C. 15th Bde. at HUPPY. both report everything satisfactory. Middle of day engaged with Corps matters with DAAG. Oct. 15th Rain during night, drizzly morning afternoon fine In morning to Aust Corps HQs at EU. Went in to varioius matters with B.G.G.S. & D.A.A.G. & Capt. Townsend rep. D.A.G. also spoke to 4th Army Comdr on Telephone reported all well. Wrote to Gen Monash & reported Corps. all well except for 42nd still obdurate. Artillery are still in the line. Stayed to lunch at Corps. met Chimside saw Gen Carruthers. Visited Cathedral at EU. EU is a very interesting old place & the country out round is some of the most beautiful I have seen in France. On return to D.H.Q. saw L'. Col. MASON who seeks re employment. had a talk to him then had him medically examined by A.D.M.S & on receiving his report that Mason is quite fit have decided to give him temporary command of 5th Aust M.G. Bn. Oct. 16th Heavy rain during night, fine day but dull. 1000 a.m rang up Gen Blamey about the action I proposed to take with Mason. Blamey thinks quite right. nothing to report from Corps. X Gen Tivey rang up & said the 29th Bn had again rebelled against going over to the 32nd & said other Bns in our other Bdes & Divisions had also broken out. I could find no foundation for this statement. ++ went to entertainment at Market place shelter given by our Concert Coy. 75.