8th Divisional Artillery 21 July 1916

APPENDIX OO/18

SECRET

8th Divisional Artillery

OPERATION ORDER No.18

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21st July 1916

Reference Map. Sheet 36B N.E. and

36C N.W. 1/20,000

 

  1. The 8th Divisional Artillery will relieve the 8th Divisional Group R.A. and the LEFT Group 15th D.A. by Sections, on nights 22nd/23rd and 23rd/24th JULY.

 

  1. All moves will be in accordance with TIME TABLE attached.

 

  1. All moves will be carried out by darkness.

 

  1. Headquarters of Groups will be as follows:-

 

RIGHT GROUP – PHILOSOPHE L.11.b.1.1. on relief of H.Q. 73rd 71st Bde. R.F.A.

LEFT GROUP – F.23.d.9.8. on relief of 8th Div. Group R.A.

 

  1. Groups will send one officer per battery to batteries to be relieved on morning of 22nd Instant. These officers to remain with batteries.

 

  1. Transfer of guns and Stores will be in accordance with instructions already issued.

 

  1. Group and Battery H.Q. will take over command on completion of reliefs on second night.

 

  1. Divisional Artillery H.Q. will assume responsibility for Artillery Defence of the line on completion of reliefs on Second night.

 

  1. Divisional Artillery H.Q. will be at ESTAIRS till 12 noon 23rd July and which hour it will open at CHATEAU DES PRES.

 

  1. Completion of all moves will be reported to this H.Q. by wire.

 

C.R. Gover Major R.A.

Brigade Major 8th Divnl. Arty.

Issued at:- 8.40 p.m.

All Bdes.

D.A.C.

8th Div.

15th D.A.

61st D.A.

61st Div.

1st Corps R.A.

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