55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery Order 17 28 Mar 1916


Appendix XI

Copy No 19


55th (West Lancs:) Divisional Artillery

Order No 17



Reference Trench Map

1/10,000 sheet FICHEUX


  1. House at X.3.d.8.9 is used as a dump and is to be dealt with as follows on March 30th.
  • At 7 a.m. 3 18pdr batteries Right Group

2 18pdr batteries Centre Group

will each fire 3 rounds gun fire with shrapnel.

  • From 7 a.m. – 7.45 a.m.

Section 6” Howitzers

One      8” Howitzer    6th H.A.G.

are each to fire 10 rounds.

(III)        From 7.45 a.m. – 8.15 a.m.

2 4.5” Howitzer batteries Right Group will each fire 20 rounds H.E.

(IV)        From 7 a.m. – 8.15 a.m. Machine guns of 134th and 166th Infantry Brigades are to cooperate.

(V)          From 8.15 a.m. March 30th 8.15 a.m. March 31st batteries detailed by Right Group Commander will fire salvoes at irregular intervals every hour in cooperation with machine guns.

100 rounds 18pdr H.E. and 200 rounds 4.5” H.E. are allotted for this purpose.



Ammunition expended on above tasks is extra to weekly allotment.


  1. Benson

Major R.A.

Brigade Major

55th (W.L.)Div. 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. to 10 55th Div (G)
  5. 6th H.A.G.
  6. 37th Div Arty.
  7. 14th Div Arty.
  8. 164th Inf Bde.
  9. 165th Inf Bde.
  10. 166th Inf Bde.
  11. 7th Corps Arty.
  12. Staff Captain.

19, 20. War Diary.

  1. File


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