Order for Transfer 24 Feb 1917



TO   H.G. 42.


I informed by note A.A.L.P.


The following has been received, and is forwarded for your information, and for communication to “I” Battery R.H.A.


“I” Battery R.H.A., attached to II ANZAC Corps, and “H” Battery R.H.A., attached Second Army Artillery School, will be transferred by road to rejoin the Cavalry Corps between 1st and 7th March.


Detailed instructions regarding dates of moves, route, and billeting arrangements will be issued by Second Army “Q”


(Sgd) W. Robertson, Lt. Colonel,

For M.G.G.S. Second Army.


J.M. Irwin


Staff Captain R.A.

3rd Australian Division.




Alf Smith’s letter 24 Feb 1917

Feb 24th 17


Dear Father


I was very pleased to receive your letter.

As you see we are still at Felixstowe, & I do not think we shall be leaving this week.

I should be very pleased with a parcel but it is no use to send anything under present conditions we do not know when we might be going but I shall be very glad to hear from you.

I went to the pictures last night we do not boast of a theatre here so there is no where else to go in the evening except the soldiers clubs there are plenty of them.

How is everything going I suppose you had a good flare up to celebrate your birthday but I can guess you did not go far beyond your Picture Palace just to drink your health?

How is Mr. & Mrs. Warman & Lilian please remember me to them.

Hoping you are all in the best of health.

With much love

From your