Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
Sept. 5. Fine cool morning. Very good advance made during the night by both 15th & 8th Bdes the former are through FLAMICOURT & have patrols on the high ground in I.35.0.4.b. Gen Elliott rang me up at 7.30 am & told me his men were absolutely done, fed up & on the verge of mutiny & must be relieved. I told him they would be tonight. Later 9.20 am. I told G.O.C. Corps. the situation & that the 15th Bde were done & that I proposed to relieve with the 8th & that I wished to bring up my neucleus (sic) for 14th Bde. to which he agreed. In morning went to H.Qs. 15th Bde saw G.O.C. gave instructions with regard to reliefs & further advance. X Saw our Troops advancing in battle formations up slopes of high ground East & S. East of Peronne. fine advance made to day by 8th Bde. & 15th & BUSSY & DOINGT captured & about 50 prisoners & many Boches killed late in Afternoon Corps Comder called & gave me the general situation Corps policy & instructions for the advance & our relief in about 4 days time when I am to go on leave. Thunderstorm about 5.30 pm which has cooled the air. Boche blowing up Dumps & burning Villages etc in all directions in his retreat. I told Corps Comdr about trouble in 59th Bn & he approved of the action I had taken to deal lieniently (sic) with the offenders. Relief satisfactorily carried out by 11th Bde & my 8th Bde in taking over the new Sectors for the futher advancement Eastwards. 58.