8th Division Artillery Operation Order No. 14. 4 July 1916


SECRET                                                                                            Copy No 20


8th Division Artillery Operation Order No. 14.

4th July 1916



  1. The 8th Divisional Artillery will hand over responsibility for Artillery Defence of the Line to the 12th Divisional Artillery at 10 a.m. 5th July.


  1. The Headquarters R.A. 8th Division will close at HENECOURT at 10 a.m. 5th July and will re-open at CAVILON at a time to be notified later.


  1. The following moves will take place to day as under.

UNIT.             FROM .                       TO.                              REMARKS.



Adv Sections  HENENCOURT        Area 2             To march as a unit under

33rd Bde               WOOD                                         the orders of the senior

Officer present.

Adv Sections           ditto                   Area 2             Head of column to start

5th Bde            R.H.A.                                                           from BRESLE at 2.45                                                                                                p.m.  Head of column is          Adv Sections  BRESLE                     Area 3             not to cross the SOMME        45th Bde                                                                      in AMIENS before 6 p.m.                                                                                                 tail must be clear by 8                                                                                                 p.m.

Route BRESLE-                                                                                                         FRANVILLERS – Main                                                                                            AMIENS Road – to                                                                                                   Billeting Area.


  1. Remainder of the Divisional Artillery will be withdrawn tonight as laid down in O.O. No 12 dated 3rd July.


C.R. Gover Major R.A.

Bde Major 8th Divisional Artillery.


Copies to         8th Division

12th Division

19th Div. Arty.

12th Div. Arty.

3rd Corps R.A.

All Bdes R.F.A.

8th Div. Signals

12th Div. Signals.

Div. Train.





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