War Diary of AA Laporte Payne
Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda &
Nov 13th 1914
I desire to apply for leave from 12, noon on Saturday, November, 14th 1914, to midnight on Sunday November, 15th 1914.
I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant
A.A. LAPRORT Payne
O.C. 260th Battery
Forwarded and recommended
O.C. 260th Battery R.F.A.
To O.C. 83rd Brigade R.F.A.
- Commanding 260th Battery R.F.A.
Returned. Brigade Order No. 145 has not been complied with
Commanding 83rd Brigade R.F.A.
Monday November 16 1914
“Tomorrow I hope to go into a billet. It will only cost me threepence a day over the amount I am allowed for living out, which is 4/9 per day.
“We have a new Battery Commander, the last having left for France to join the Royal Flying Corps.
My host’s brother, Major Chopping R.A.M.C. has arrived tonight from Ypres for a short holiday of 3 days. He has told me a great deal of interesting information. He says that our troops can only hold the Germans for the present, and nothing further. The men are worn out with constant marching & fighting.
I see Huntriss, whom I knew at Salisbury, has been wounded.