55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery Order 13 15th March 1916


Appendix VI

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55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery

Order No 13


March 15th 1916

Reference Trench map 1/10000 Sheet FISHEUX



  1. the 55th Divl Artillery will bombard N.W. Corner of BLAIRVILLE WOOD front line and support trenches R.34.b.70.80 – R.34.b.85.85 at 4.30 p.m. March 16th.
  2. Arrangements have been made for the 6th H.A.G. to cooperate. The bombardment will commence at 4.30 p.m. when 6” How Section at R.14.h is to fire a round which will be the signal for the bombardment to commence with 2 rds gun fire from all guns. The bombardment will last for 2 minutes.
  3. The following will take part:-

Centre Group 2 18 pr batteries on front line R.34.b.70.80.

Right Group 1 4.5” How Battery on front line R.34.b.70.80.

Centre Group 1 18 pr Battery on support line R.34.b.70.80 – R.34.b.79.85. Left Group 1 18 pr Battery on support line R.34.b.79.85 – R.34.b.85.85.  Section 18 pr R.31.c. to enfilade from R.34.b.70.80.

Section 18 pr R.21.c. to enfilade R.34.b.79.85.

  1. Ammunition allotted per gun. Shrapnel     H.E.

18 prs         1                  4

Howitzers                       5

  1. All Batteries to be prepared to reply for retaliation.



  1. Benson

Major R.A.

Brigade Major

55th Divisional Arty.



Issued at 6 p.m.

Copy no    1.  Right Group.

  1. Centre Group.
  2. Left Group.
  3. 4th W.L. Bde. R.F.A.
  4. 55th Div (G)
  5. 7th Corps Artillery
  6. 164th Inf Bde.
  7. 165th Inf Bde.
  8. 166th Inf Bde.
  9. 14th Div Arty
  10. 37th Div Arty.
  11. 6th H.A.G.
  12. File
  13. War Diary.
  14. Staff Captain
  15. to 20 War Diary.