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

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but was repulsed with heavy loss. over 50 dead counted our total casualties under 25. Good day or rather early morning ground gained & losses in dead wounded & prisoners inflicted all along Corps front March 3rd. fine bright day. usual routine work. very quiet day. March 4th fine clear & bright Gen White called to see if we quite understood the order issued for new distribution of 5th Aust Div on taking in another Section of "front" from 1st Div. I showed him our proposed re distribution & orders which he quite approved of. 'X' Recd message from V Army comder heartily thanking Div for excellent work done during last few days. To Conference with Bde Comders at 8 Infy. Bde H.Qs. (G.S.O.1 with me) I explained reason for new distribution & requested Comds to avail themselves of opportunity in practicing Advance Guard & Outpost work. I also spoke on the necessity of better discipline & supervision in Rest Camps & precautions against fire etc. 'X' 1 Off. & 3 men killed today by a trap laid under trench boards by the Bosche in work captured by 2nd Div. [Page] 10