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

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Received Instructions that we might be employed to exploit advantages secured on Y. day. had conference with Infy. Bgdrs C.R.E. A.A. & Q.M.G. & A.D.M.S. A.D.S. etc. to prepare for move & open warfare at short notice. X From narratives of the fighting on the 26th inst & 25 inst also it would appear that the men of the Middlesex Regt & R. W. Fuseliers on our right bolted on at least one occassion & were rallied only by officers & men of our Div at the pistol & rifle point. Oct. 6th Showery all day. occupied best part of the day in going through the list forwarded to Corps for immediate Honors & Rewards won in the recent operation. altogether I have recommended about 350 Officers & O.Rs. Only last week I finished my list of nearly 200 names for New Years lists. Oct. 7th Wet boisterous day. last night very cold. A good deal of bombing during the night. havent heard of the damage done. X Put the clock back one hour to Winter time. To YPRES to see G.Os.C. 1st & 2nd Divisions with regard to proposed future operations & our relief of the 1st Aust Div tomorrow. Saw Gen Birdwood & Gen White at 1st Aust. Div H.Qs.

X The enemys barrage came down 4 minutes after ours on the 26th ult. [Page] 113.