Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
L'. Col. Barnard G.S.O.II Training from G.H.Q. was present, was shown over the school & saw students at work. - a very creditable show. I afterwards visited 15th & 14th Schools Gen Tivey returned from leave today. July 14th Generally fine fair vis. In morning to Bde. H.Qs. 14th & 15 Bdes. Saw both G.Os.C. with B.M. 15th Bde. visited Bn H.Qs 60th 55th & 59th Bns Saw all Bn Comdrs (L'. Col. Scanlon at 14th Bde H.Qs) Also inspected new trench systems to S & W of MARRET WOOD. Called at 5 Pioneer Bn H.Qs at HEILLY Saw Bn Comdr. X In Afternoon saw 4 prisoners convicted of desertion & in 3 cases decided to recommend suspension of the sentences already commuted from P.S to I.H.L. July 15th Fine & warm. Both last night & night before have been very quiet on our front. X Narrowly escaped being hit by Shells on my rounds twice yesterday. To Conference at 14th Bde H.Qs HEILLY present G.Os.C. the three Infy. Bdes 8th 14th & 15th & their B.Ms. C.R.A. & O/C 5th M.G. Bn to consider minor daylight operations on Div front during next 10 days. Schemes to be prepd & submitted. With Af G.O.C. 15th Bde. visited Bn HQs 57th Bn Buire? 58th Bn at RIBEMONT. Saw both Bn Comdrs all satisfactory. In Afternoon saw Af G.O.C. 4th Aust Div which is to relieve 29.