Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
methods of holding line against present German methods of attack. Had a very trying day. June 6th Fine day. In morning to G.O.C. 8th Bde at RIVERY. he accompanied me in a visit to all Bns Saw all Bn Comdrs except 31st at School & 32nd also conducting S. Officer's School. Gave directions to take men out of Hospice Bdgs. as soon as possible & ordered protection for Huts. * Attended Div Comdr Conference at BUSSY. first conference all Div Comdrs & G.S.O.1 & Corps Comdr & B.G.G.S. all Australians. Congrated Corps Comdr Gen MONASH Visited Bgd. Gen ELLIOTT at 15th Bde H.Qs. all satisfactory. Left orders for 15th & 8th Bdes to be ready for operations on VILLERS BRETONNEUX & CACHY plateaus respectively. My brother Major H F. Hobbs to lunch from 13th Welsh Reg at TOUTENCOURT. Didn't finish work until nearly midnight. June 7th Beautiful day. left COISY for BOULOGNE at 4.45 am arrived at BOULOGNE at 8 a.m to find Boat instead of going as stated at 9 a.m not to go until 2.15 p.m. L'. Col RALPH came with me to try & purchase trophies in Boulogne for last Div sports but could not get anything. Had very good lunch at Senior Officers Club for about 2/6. Went to S.W.R. R.E. Depot - explained to C/O Camouflage Works what will be required for new M. G. Casemate Sailed at 2.15 p.m. didnt get up to London until 7.30 p.m. Capt. GREENLEES met me at Victoria & also Car from A.I.F. H.Qs. & took me to RICHMOND. Wife & Dorothy met me. [Page] 12.