8 D.A. Movement Order 3 July 1916

Table A

Date    To be relieved                         Relieved by                 From                To                                Remarks

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Night

3/4       33rd Bty (1Sect)                       A/63 (1 Sect)               W.24.c.6.4.      Henencourt Wood      Via GARDINERS POST – MAIN ALBERT

MILLENCOURT – HENECOURT Road

36th   do    do                         B/63       do                 W.24.c.3.7.                  do                                Ditto

32nd   do     do                         C/63       do                 W.18.c.0.2.                  do                    POND BRIDGE – No 2 EMERGENCY RD       D         “O”   do     do                         A/62       do                 W.18.c.2.1.                  do                                    Ditto

55th   do     do                          D/63       do                 W.17.d.5.2.                 do                                Ditto

D/5   do     do                          D/62       do                 W.24.a.3.7.                  do                    As for 33rd Battery

“Z”   do     do                          B/62       do                 W.12.c.3.2.                  do                    As for 32nd Battery

1st     do     do                          C/65       do                 W.11.b.6.1.     BRESLE                     As for 32nd Battery thence via LAVIEVILLE.

3rd     do     do                          B/65       do                 W.11.b.7.4.                 do                                Ditto

57th   do     do                          D/65       do                 W.5.d.8.4.                   do                                Ditto

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Night   Reliefs will be completed.

4/5.      “O” Bty (2 Sects)                    A/62 (1 Sect)

C/62      do

“Z” do        do                         B/62      do

C/62      do

1st   do        do                         C/65      do

A/65      do

3rd   do        do                         B/65      do

A/65      do

5th   do                                    Not relieved                W.6.c.3.9.                    Billets              BEHENCOURT – FRECHENCOURT                                                                                                                                                                District.

D.A.C “A” Echelon                12th D.A.C.                 MILLENCOURT       do                              Ditto

“       “B”     do                           do                         HENENCOURT WD   do                             Ditto                C.R. Gover Major R.A.

3.7.16                                                                                                                                                                                      Brigade Major 8th Div Arty.

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8th DIVISION ARTILLERY OPERATION ORDER No 12. 3 July 1916

APPENDIX OO/12

SECRET                                                                                                       Copy No 16

 

8th DIVISION ARTILLERY OPERATION ORDER No 12.

 

3rd JULY 1916.

 

  1. The 8th Divisional Artillery (less attached Artillery) will mover on Nights of 3rd/4th and 4th/5th July, on relief by 12th Division Artillery, to BEHENCOURT – FRECHENCOURT district.
  2. Units will march to Wagon lines in accordance with TABLE “A” attached.
  3. Guns and Howitzers will not be exchanged.
  4. Limbers of relieving batteries will take guns to present wagon lines, where they will be taken on by their own limbers.       Sections not relieved will send up their own teams.
  5. Left and Centre Group Commanders will arrange the return of borrowed Howitzers and Dial sights.
  6. The following will be handed over:-

Telephone system.

Maps, air photographs, registers, and any other information likely to be                   of value to relieving units.

 

  1. Group Commanders, Battery Commanders or Captains, and one officer per section D.A.C. will remain at present positions till morning of 5th July.

 

  1. Echelons will march full, group Commanders arranging to hand over all excess ammunition at Gun positions, 5th battery included.

 

  1. Medium Trench Mortar batteries will move on night 4th/5th to LONG VALLEY. On 5th instant will move to district mentioned in para.1. and will be attached as follows:-

M/8 T.M. Battery)       to 5th Brigade R.H.A.

X/8             do      )

Y/8             do             to 33rd Brigade R.F.A.

Z/8             do             to 45th Brigade R.F.A.

 

  1. Failing other arrangements which will be notified later, the D.A.C. will send two G.S. wagons per T.M. Battery to be at LONG VALLEY by 4 p.m. 5th July.

 

  1. Routes for 4th/5th instant will be notified later.

C.R. Gover Major R.A.

Brigade Major 8th Divnl. Arty.

Issued at 7.0 p.m.

Copies to         8th Division,                 All Bdes R.F.A.

19th Div Arty.              8th Div Signals.

12th Div Arty.              Div Train.

3rd Corps                      S.S.O.

A.D.M.S

A.D.V.S.                                             P.T.O

XIII CORPS OPERATION ORDER NO 17 July 3rd 1916

Copy n0; 7.

 

XIII CORPS OPERATION ORDER NO 17

(References – MONTAUBAN trench map 1/20,000)                                 July 3rd 1916

 

  • (a). The Fourth Army will continue the attack. The Army Commander’s intention is to make all preparations for the attack on the enemy’s 2nd line between GUILLEMONT and BAZENTIN-le-PETIT (inclusive) in conjunction with an attack by the French on our right.  The boundary between Fourth Army and French Sixth Army has not yet been definitely settled.

(b) Preliminary to an attack of enemy’s 2nd line.  It will be necessary to advance our line within striking distance of the enemy’s position and to dispose our artillery in positions from which they can ensure the destruction of the defences of the enemy’s 2nd line.

(c) With the above object in view, the following tasks are allotted to Corps:- (i) XIII Corps – To secure BERNAFAY WOOD and CATERPILLAR WOOD.

(ii) XV Corps – To secure MAMETZ WOOD.

(iii) III Corps – To secure the CUTTING, CONTALMAISON, BAILIFF WOOD, a line running through X.15. central to about X.14.a. central.

With regard to (i) above, the XIII Corps will occupy BERNAFAY WOOD and CATERPILLAR WOOD as early as possible.

With regard to (ii) and (iii) above, as soon as the XV Corps are firmly established on the line BOTTOM WOOD – SHELTER WOOD and the III Corps in BIRCH TREE WOOD and thence through X.15, central to the quarry (south of OVILLERS), these two Corps, supported by all available artillery of the XIII Corps, will attack the objectives given above.

Further orders as regards this attack will be issued as soon as the situation is clear, but steps should be immediately taken to dispose the artillery to support this attack.

  • The XIII Corps will occupy BERNAFAY WOOD and CATERPILLAR WOOD. 25.b.WHITETRENCH18DCATERPILLARWOODGOC18DCH18DCATERPILLARWOOD7D18D
  • The construction of forward communication trenches from our present line into the CATERPILLAR WOOD VALLEY is of great importance and is to be undertaken forthwith.

 

(sgd) W.H. GREENLY

B.G., G.S.

Issued at 10.15 p.m.

Copy No 1 – Fourth Army.                   8 – 30th Division

2 – French XX Corps             9 – No 9 Squadron R.F.C.

3) – XV Corps                                       10 – War Diary

4)                                                            11 – File

5 – G.O.C. R.A.                                     12

6 – 9th Division

7 – 18th Division