A.D.M.S. 3rd Div 22 Oct 1916

Memo sheet

SECRET

N220
O.C. 7, 8, 142 Field Ambulance.

Herewith a draft of the orders it is proposed to issue for the projected operations.

All necessary arrangements should be made as if the orders had actually been issued.

There will be a conference in my office at 5.30 p.m. 23/10/16. please attend at that hour accompanied by the O.C. your bearer S-division.

Please acknowledge

H.Q. 3rd Div.
22/10/16
H. Ensor
Colonel
A.D.M.S. 3rd Div

Draft
Secret

R.A.M.C. Operation Order No
by
Colonel H. ENSOR D.S.O. commanding R.A.M.C. 3rd Division.
Map Reference Sheet 57D

I. The 3rd Division will attack the enemy on Z day at Zero hour.

II. (a). The O.C. No 142 Field Ambulance will send one bearer sub division to OBSERVATION WOOD and one bearer sub division to FLAG AVENUE, both sub divisions to be in position by October. Accommodation in trenches has been reserved for these subdivisions by G.Os.C. 8th & 9th Inftry Brigades.
The Os. C. these two bearer sub divisions will detail men to work the trolley lines to EUSTON Dumps and to collect wounded from the Regimental Aid Posts and after the enemys’ front and support line has been carried they will advance and form Collecting Posts near MARK COPSE and near point of junctions of BLENAU trench with ROB ROY trench.
The third bearer sub division of No. 142 Field Ambulance will be at EUSTON Advanced Dressing Station ready to advance at Zero hour to form a Collecting Station near MATHEW COPSE.

(b). No. 5 A Sanitary Section will be at EUSTON Advanced Dressing Station by October. O.C. No 5 A Sanitary Section will detail 10 men to proceed to OBSERVATION WOOD and 10 men to proceed to trolley line at SACKVILLE STREET trench at Zero hour. These men will be employed in reinforcing the parties already engaged in the removal of wounded by trolley line to EUSTON Dump.

(c). O.C. No. 8 Field Ambulance will detail one bearer sub division to be at COLINCAMPS Advanced Dressing Station by October. This bearer sub division will proceed to EUSTON Advanced Dressing Station at Zero hour.
The other two bearer sub divisions will proceed to the Walking Wounded Collecting Post arriving there after sunset on October and will move to Advanced Dressing Station at COLINCCAMPS at Zero hour.

(d). O.C. No 7 Field Ambulance will detail 1 Officer, 2 N.C.Os and 6 men from one of his tent sub divisions to take over charge of the EUSTON Advanced Dressing Station. Dressing Station to be taken over by October.
The bearer division of No. 7 Field Ambulance will be in reserve at Dressing Station of No. 142 Field Ambulance at BUS-les-ARTOIS by October.

(e). O.C. No. 142 Field Ambulance will detail 4 privates from his tent division to report to O.C. Walking Wounded Collecting Post at J.29.c.8.2. for duty in dressing wounded by October.

(f). R.A.M.C. personnel not mentioned above will remain in their present positions.

III. The 3rd Division Band will report to O.C. Advanced Dressing Station COLINCAMPS for duty by Zero hour.

IV. R.A.M.C. units may make use of the shelters in the Walking Wounded Collecting Station as bivouacs for their men on the night of October if convenient for them to do so.

V. A copy of Medical Arrangements of the 3rd Division has been issued to Os.C. Field Ambulances for information of all concerned.

VI. Advanced Headquarters of A.D.M.S. will be at EUSTON Advance Dressing Station at Zero hour. Office of A.D.M.S. will remain at 3rd Division Headquarters at BUS-les-ARTOIS

H. Ensor
Col
A.D.M.S. 3rd Division.

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