Fourth Army Q.S. 137
XIIIth Corps No. Q.S.73/50
18th Div No Q.P. 13/3
In continuation of my Q.S.97 dated 30th May, the Army Commander has approved of the following amounts of Grenades, Trench Mortar Ammunition and S.A. being dumped in front of Railhead:-
No of Divns. No per Divn to be dumped. Total to be dumped
(in excess of normal establishment.).
No 3 3 5,000 15,000
No 5 3 25,000 75,000.
(b) TRENCH MORTAR AMMUNITION
No of Mortars. Rounds per Mortar Total rounds
to be dumped. to be dumped.
2” (Medium) 36 430 (70 already dumped 15,480.
3” (Stokes) 72 200 (300 already 14,400
dumped making 500)
240 MM (heavy) 12 100 1,200
No of Divns. No of boxes per Division in front line to be dumped. (This includes present trench reserve and all ammunition other than the 170 rounds carried on the man and the authorised establishments.)
3 1,750 (per Division) 5,250 (TOTAL)
- Table E shows the number of trucks which will be required daily. The days of arrival cannot be altered.
- The echelons of S.A.A. will be filled prior to the commencement of operations.
- Dumps to be made in the trenches will be formed as late as possible and not until the Brigade and Divisional Dumps are completed.
Sd. H.E. SUTTON, Major General
D.A. & Q.M.G., Fourth Army.
2nd June 1916