8th DIVISION ARTILLERY 22 June 1916

APPENDIX A

 

8th DIVISION ARTILLERY

 

PROGRAMME OF LIFTS AND BARRAGES.

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TIME              UNIT                          TASK.

 

-65 to -0.01     2” T.M. (40)                X.8.c.2.3. to X.2.a.2.2.

9.45 T.M.                    Area X.8.c.6.8., X.8.b.0.1., X.8.b.0.2/ X.8.a.6.1.

 

All T.M’s                     Stop firing at -0.01.

 

18 pdrs (48)                 X.14.a.6.7. to X.2.a.1.9.

 

4.5”  (16)                     Points X.14.a.6.7., X.8.c.5.0

X.8.a.1.5., X.8.c.1.8½.

X.8.a.1.0., X.8.a.1.3., X.8.a.0.5.

X.7.b.9.8., X.2.c.1.1., X.2.c.2.4.

X.2.c.3.7., X.2.c.3.9., X.2.a.2.2.

X.2.a.2.5., X.2.a.1.6., X.2.a.1.9.

 

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0.00 to 0.03     18 pdrs. (42)                X.14.b.2.7. to X.2.a.5.6.

BLUE LINE

4.5” Hows (12)           X.14.a.9.8., X.8.c.8.2., X.8.c.5.4.

X.8.c.3.8., X.8.a.6.3., X.8.a.4.5.,

X.8.a.4.6., X.8.a.4.8., X.8.a.5.9.

X.2.c.6.6.,X.2.a.8.1., X.2.a.5.6.

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0.03 to 0.05     18 pdrs (42)                 X.14.b.8.7. to x.2.a.7.9.

PINK LINE

4.5” Hows (12)           (1) X.8.d.7.2.  (2) X.8.d.3.4.  (1) X.8.d.1.8.

(2) X.8.a.9.2.   (1) X.8.a.9.5.

(1) X.8.a.8.8.,(1) X.2.d.0.2. (1) X.2.b.2.0.

(1) X.2.a.9.6. (1) X.2.a.7.9.

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0.05 to 0.25     18 pdrs (58)                 X.9.c.4.2. to X.8.b.7.1. to X.8.b.8.4.to X.8.b.7.5. GREEN LINE                                        (and X.8.b.7.1. to X.8.b.5.3. to X.8.b.7.5.) to                                                            X.2.c.6.2. to R.32.d.0.3.

 

4.5” Hows (12)           (1) X.9.c.4.6.   (1) X.8.b.9.0.

(1) X.8.b.4.4.   (1) X.8.b.7.8.

(1) X.2.d.4.4. (1) X.2.d.4.7.

(2) X.2.b.6.2.   (1) X.2.b.5.5.

(1) X.”.b.4.8.   (1) R.32.d.1.2.

(1) R.32.d.0.3.

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0.25 to 0.48     18 pdrs (64)                 X.9.c.8.2. to X.2.b.7.8. to R.32.d.2.5.

BROWN LINE

4.5” Hows (16)           (4) X.9.c.8.2. to X.9.c.9.8.

(4) X.9.c.9.8. to X.3.c.0.2.

(4) X.3.c.0.2. to X.2.b.9.0.

(4) X.2.b.7.8. to R.32.d.2.5.

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0.48 to 1.17     18 pdrs (64)                 X.9.d.9.9. to X.3.c.9.3. to X.33.d.8.0. to MAUVE LINE                             R.33.a.5.4.

 

4.5” Hows (16)           (4) X.9.d.9.9. to X.9.b.6.6.

(4) X.9.b.6.6. to X.3.c.9.3.

(4) X.3.b.1.1. to X.3.a.9.5.

(4) R.33.d.0.5. to R.33.a.5.4.

 

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1.17 to 1.25     18 pdrs (64)                 X.10.a.5.3. to R.33.d.7.8. to R.33.b.2.7.

ORANGE LINE

4.5” Hows (16)           (4) X.10.a.5.3. to X.4.c.6.4.

(4) X.4.c.6.4. to X.4.a.4.3.

(4) X.4.a.4.6. to R.33.d.8.5.

(4) R.33.d.7.8. to R.33.b.2.7.

 

 

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1.25 to 2.153   18 pdrs (64)                 X.5.c.4.3. to R.34.a.1.9.

LIGHT BLUE

4.5” Hows (16)           (4) X.5.c.4.3. to X.4.b.7.2.

(4) X.4.b.5.6 to R.34.d.2.3.

(8) R.34.a.9.1. to R.34.a.1.9.

 

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At 2.153          18 pdrs (42)                 X.5.d.3.8.to R.34.d.5.8. R.34.a.9.1. to R.34.a.9.9. CRIMSON LINE                                  28.c.8.1.

 

 

4.5” Hows (12)           (4) X.5.d.3.8. to X.5.a.7.9.

(4) R.34.d.5.8. to R.34.a.9.9.

 

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NOTES

 

At each Lift 18 pdrs will search rapidly 100 yards at a time to next line.

 

4.5” Hows will lift to next Line.

 

When 18 prds are engaging points on the lines which are close to where our Infantry are expected to be H.E. only will be used.

 

The times of the Lifts of the Heavy and Siege Artillery will be the same as for Divisional Artillery.

 

The BLACK LINE shewn on Map ‘B’ is intended to represent that the Siege Artillery will creep through the Village of POZIERES.

 

Table of Expenditure of Ammunition will be forwarded later.

 

SPECIAL NOTE.

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The portion of CRIMSON LINE between the points X.5.a.9.5. and R.35.c.4.3. will not be fired on by any nature of gun or Howitzer between 2.45 and 3.30 during which time patrols will be sent to this portion.  Fire will be re-opened there at 3.30.

 

 

 

 

C.R. Gover Major R.A.

Brigade Major 8th Divisional Arty.

22.6.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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