8th Div Arty. Movement Order 5 July 1916



Date                Unit                                         From                            To        Starting Time              Remarks


5th                    5th Bde R.H.A.                       FRECHENCOURT                Area 2             12 noon                      Via ST. CRATIEN – MAINMONTIGNY-                                                                                                                                                                     AMIENS Road – AMIENS – DREUIL –                                                                                                                                                                 BREILLY-FOURDRINOY – Billets.

“                    33rd Bde R.F.A.             ditto                                                   do     12.10 p.m.                                           ditto

“                    45th Bde R.F.A.          BEHENCOURT                     Area 3.            12 noon.                      As for 5th Brigade to AMIENS thence                                                                                                                                                               SAVEUSE – FERRIERES –                                                                                                                                                                                                 BRIQUEMESNIL – Billets.

“                   D.A.C.                                    BAVELINCOURT                Area 1 12 noon                       As for 5th Brigade to BREILLY thence                                                                                                                                                                         PICQUIGNY – St PIERRE –A-GOUY,                                                                                                                                                                  CROUY.


Reference Map FRANCE Sheet 17 1/100000   (AMIENS)

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————G.R. Gover Major R.A.

Brigade Major 8th Div Arty.









8th Division Artillery Operation Order No. 15. 5 July 1916


SECRET                                                                                                         Copy No 1


8th Division Artillery Operation Order No. 15.



  1. The Divisional Artillery will move to Billets South of the SOMME on 5th July.
  2. Brigades will march in accordance with Appendix A attached.
  3. Billeting Parties to be sent on in advance and will report to Staff Captain of Billeting Area.
  4. Tail of the Column must be clear of the entrance to AMIENS by 3 p.m.
  5. Supplies. Instructions have already been issued.
  6. Brigades and Divisional Ammunition Column will report their arrival to Divisional Artillery Headquarters CAVILLON.




C.R. Gover Major R.A.

Brigade Major 8th Div Arty.



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