Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. II (14 January 1916 to 31 January 1917)

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Feby 26th Office & Routine work. Saw Gen Cox at 0930 re new Bde showed him Gen Whites letter. 1000 to 1150 Inspecting Div Art lines 11.50 to 12.30 meeting with D.A.Q.M.C. & Medical Officer re camp sanitation. 1430 Trial with portable Gun platform plate Wheel plate not long enough gave orders to lengthen 12". Saw Lt Gavan Duffy re his appeal re promotion which he withdrew. Sunday Feb 27th Saw Lt Lloydd re his protest in re promotion he refused to withdraw it. Office & Routine Work. 28/2/16 Saw O/C 8th Batt ascertained from him Road practicable for Div Amm Col. from CAIRO to here. 1100 Interview with O/C 6th Batt at which I warned him that I had heard that he had criticised the recent recommendations for appointments and promotions - he admitted he had to some extent done so. I warned him of the consequences that might ensue. O/C 2nd F.A. Bde & B.M. present. 1300 left for SERAPEUM. arrived there at 1530 & witnessed test of ped rail apparatus on both Howitzer & G.S. Wagon result satisfactory. Interview with Gen Chauval re Lloydd & Teare [Page] 22