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

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Apl. 19. Fine up to noon then light drizzle. bad observation To inspect siting & work on left Sector 2nd Corps line of defence with C.R.E. Orders for relief by 11th Div issued at 5.30 a.m. this morning. Apl. 20th Fine bright mild day In morning watching 15th Infy Bde. march out. also 15th F. Amb & other units. Infantry turn out very good. 'X' G.O.C.11th Div. (relieving us.) Maj Gen RITCHIE - his G.S.O.1 L'. Col. COLERIDGE & one of his Bgdrs Maj PRICE D.C.L.1 who was with his Bn when I was at TIDWORTH in 1913. at lunch Apl. 21st Fine but dull. occassional (sic) sunshine. Handed over M. Area to 11th Div at 11.30 a.m. 'X' To Anzac. H.Qs to see Gen White about Govt. Instruments etc being found in Lieut TURNERS Kit. (he was killed or mortally wounded on the 11th inst & while under open arrest waiting trial by S.C.M. for striking a superior officer wandered off to the attack the 4th Aust Div were making near BULLECOURT.) The instruments comprise an Aneroid Barometer, Box Sextant, Angle of Sight Instrument & Revolver (not pattern issued) this matter was reported by D.A.D.O.S. I fear a good deal of this sort of thing is going on. 3.p.m. Arrived at Rest Camp known as the DINGLE at FRICOURT very good accomodation [Page] 36