Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. III. (3 February 1917 to 9 May 1918)

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X & result of the bombardment (800 rds about of 9" Stuff) at MILLERS SON, no damage to either works on personal worth mentioning but ground torn about in the most extraordinary manner. Still find great slackness in discipline in some Infy Coys. bayonets & Amm thrown about & Officers not properly looking after their work. Feby 11th fine bright beautiful day very clear At work in Quarters during morning. X Bosch Aeroplane dropped 4 bombs within few yards of my Hut fortunately without doing any damage. Feby 12th Cold & misty in morning commenced to thaw little later Went with G.O.C. 14th Infy Bde to front line to see situation from our trenches. N.34.a.9.5.5 near French trench. Inspected Thistle trench (reserves) on way back & called on L'. Col Burgess Comdg. Army Field Art Bde. Gave instructions to G.O.C. 14th Infy Bde to push on with wiring & entrenching of Thistle reserve trench. [Page] 4