Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
Forrest. (sic) it was prefectly beautiful with the Autumn foliage. Gen Bessell Browne reported on my arrival. his Artillery had at last been relieved & were coming to rest at CAMON Afterwards saw D.A.A.G. Corps. & attended to Corps. matters & signed list of immediate honors & rewards. Oct. 27th Fine day. In morning 4th Army commander called to see me at D.H.Q. In afternoon visited G.O.C. 8th Infy Bde. at RAMBURES. Corps Comdr returned to night. Oct. 28 Fine day. (beautiful day) In morning to G.O.C. 14th Infy. Bde. then to Bn H.Qs. of 55th 56th & 53rd saw all Bn Comdrs (also saw 53rd Bn sports for little while) all satisfactory. In Afternoon Aust. Corps. Comdr came to see me & expressed his pleasure & satisfaction at what I had done during his absence. Oct. 29th Fine day. In morning inspected whole of the 15th Aust. Inf. Bde. near HUPPY with their transport. A very fine show & most inspiring. No complaints from either 57 or 58 Bns In afternoon L'. Col. EVANS assist p.m. A.I.F. called to see me & expressed his satisfaction so far as affairs in connection with his Dept. in the Div are concerned. Oct. 30th Fine day. In morning Inspected 30 & 31st Bns at VILLEROY & 32nd Bn & 8th ?.M. Batty at RAMBURELLES all with Transport. The inspections were highly satisfactory, especially the 32 Bn. Saw 1 Officer Maj Bilton & 5 O.Rs. about varioius matters in response to my invitation to state greiviances (sic) & complaints. no complaint against administration of Bdes Div or Bns 81.