3rd Aust. Divn. ”G” Move 25 Feb 1917

SECRET                                                                                                         B.M./S/74

 

MOVE

 

3rd Aust. Divn. ”G”

Groups

3rd D.A.C.

Major F.P. Derham D.S.O.

 

Reference : 3rd Aust. Divl. Arty. O.O. No 10.

 

The re-grouping of the batteries mentioned in the above Order will take place as follows:-

 

Night

27th/28th inst. – 27th Battery withdraws and moves into position at I.8.a.70.10.

31st Battery withdraws and moves into position at H.12.b.1.1. – 4 guns

I.7.b.95.95. – 2 “

“I” Bty. R.H.A. withdraws and moves into Wagon Lines.

108th Bty. 1 Section withdraws and moves into position at I.8.a.6.6.

D/175 Bty. 1 Section withdraws and moves into position at

C.26.b.95.63.

 

Night

28th/1st Mar. – A/175 Bty. withdraws and moves into position at

C.26.c.41.05 – 4 guns.

C.27.a.10.82. – 2   “

107th Bty. 1 Section moves into position at I.8.a.6.6.

 

All arrangements to be made between Group Commanders.

 

Major F.P. Derham D.S.O. will take over the command of Right Group, and Capt W.L. Marfell of the composite Howitzer Battery at 10 a.m. 1st Mar. (Composite How. Battery will be called D/3 Battery)

 

All Reliefs will be carried out a Section at a time.

 

D.A.H.Q. TO BE INFORMED ON COMPLETION OF MOVES ORDERED.

 

AMMUNITION. 27th Battery will take over the ammunition dumped at A/175.

31st Battery will arrange to transfer all it’s ammunition to the new position, less 300 rounds for the incoming Section.

 

All 18 Pdr batteries changing positions will fill up their echelons from their present positions, and dump this amount at their new positions.

 

No re-arrangement of ammunition will take place among the Howitzer batteries.

 

Staff for new Right Group Headquarters and composite Howitzer Battery will be as follows:-

STAFF FOR RIGHT GROUP.           C.O. – Major F.P. Derham D.S.O.

Adjt. Lieut. T. Morell

O.O. 2/Lt. C.L. Miller.

 

D.A.C. will supply :  2 Clerks (1 draughtsman & 1 Typist)

8 Signallers.

1 Armament Artificer.

7th & 8th F.A. Bdes will supply :  2 Telephones each.

 

The above Officers and men will report to Major Derham at Right Group Headquarters at 10 a.m. 28th instant.

 

STAFF FOR D/3 Bty.            C.O. – Capt W.L. Marfell.

The Sections from the 107th & 108th Batteries will be detached with 1 Section

Commander, 4 Telephonists, and 2 telephones each.

 

2/Lieut. Lipp, 8th F.A. Brigade will be attached to this Battery.

 

These Officers and men will report to Capt. Marfell at 107th Battery at 10  a.m. 28th instant.

 

ACKNOWLEDGE.

W.A. Nicholl

Major R.A.,

B.M. R.A., 3rd Aust Divn.

Headquarters

24.2.1917

 

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