Stamp of 82nd Brigade
Royal Field Artillery
Report on WIRE
A to C}
D to F } Wire old but in good repair, on posts mixed with knife rests
H to K}
L to M}
C to D Same kind as above but indifferent in quality and quantity.
At J Posts on long (5 or 6 ft) & sloping outwards.
From PERONNE AV (RCF.17.c).
A to H Visible, 4 thin strips of wire only.
A’ to B’ Visible.
C’ to D’ Visible.
O to P Visible old & scattered.
R to S Visible old, both sides of trench.
S to T Visible old but good.
U to V Strong line of wire.
Q to G do
Y to Z on bank of sunken road.
East of Z very strong line.
Second line wire behind B.E.F. visible but not just at B.
From ANNEXE B (F.17.D.88) and O.P. 104th & 105th batteries (F.18.C.54)
A somewhat closer view to the above is obtained but the valley running up from G.H toward MONTAUBAN is obscured and very little wire between 1st & 2nd line of trenches can be seen as it is obscured by the parapet of the front trench.
From O.P. A/151 (A.13.D.11)
I to K Visible
From O.P. D/148 (A.14.D.72)
L to M Visible
L’ to M’ Wire old but good
W to X Strong line now being made with new wood posts
From our Front line trenches.
The wire of the German front line trench can be observed except at G.H.
From I to K a particularly good view is obtained from an old snipers post shewn on map.
- Thorp Lt. Col. R.A.
Cmd Left Group.