55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery Order No 14 March 24th 1916

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Appendix VIII

Copy No 19

 

55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery

Order No 14

 

March 24th 1916

Ref Trench Map 1/10000

Sheet FICHEUX

 

  1. On March 25th batteries detailed below with 6” and 8” Hows of 6th H.A.G. will bombard Les TROIS MAISONS.

Right Group 4 – 18 pr batteries (less forward section L.Bty)  Objective Front line X.2.b.70.32 – X.2.b.90.15.  2 – 4.5” How Batteries (less I section) Objective Front line X.2.b.70.32 – X.2.b.90.15.

Centre Group 2 – 18 pr batteries Support and communication trenches on above front.

Left Group 1 – 4.5” How Battery Support and communication trenches on above front.

  1. At 10.30 a.m. the bombardment will open with a salvo to be fired by 6” Howitzer section (at R.14.b.), on which all 18 pr will fire 3 rounds gun fire with shrapnel, and will be continued with H.E. at a deliberate rate of fire by all guns engaged until 11 a.m.
  2. Ammunition (additional to allotment for current work)

Shrapnel                  H.E.

18 pr per gun                 3                          10

4.5” How per gun                                      10

  1. Benson

Major R.A.

Brigade Major

55th Divisional Arty.

 

Issued at 8.30 p.m.

Copy no    1.  Right Group.

  1. Centre Group.
  2. Left Group.
  3. 4th W.L. F.A. Bde.
  4. – 10 55th Div (G)
  5. 6th H.A.G.
  6. 164th Inf Bde. Signals
  7. 165th Inf Bde.
  8. 166th Inf Bde.
  9. 37TH Div Arty.
  10. 14th Div Arty.
  11. Staff Captain

18   War Diary

  1. War Diary

20   File

21   7th Corps Arty.

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