Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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Trenches at 4/30 a.m. this morning as ordered by G.O.C. PHILLIPS. Battery taking the most active part passed very broken nights rest. Enemy shelled the BEACH after midnight for a time. We are now ordered to move our quarters from BEACH to near DIV. H.Qs on the HILL, this I wanted to do when DIV. H.Q. shifted over a week ago but [ ] [ ] my Bde Major was rather rudely told by late G.O.C. that we were to stay were we were. Like a good many other things I have suggested advised or recommended which have been treated with scant courtesy or consideration my proposals have generally in the end been found right & have been acted on. May 22nd. Wet morning - The clay soil is too [Page] 40