Centre Group FA Opn Order 26 Feb 1917

SECRET.                                            CENTRE GROUP                  Copy No. Move

Date 26-2-17

 

CENTRE GROUP FIELD ARTILLERY.

OPERATION ORDER NO. 28.

 

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

 

  1. 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.

Night 28th/1st March 107th Battery 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 March.

(Composite How. Battery will be called D/3 Battery).

All reliefs will be carried out a section at a time.

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

 

  1. 27th Battery will take over ammunition dumped at A/175.

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.

 

  1. STAFF FOR RIGHT GROUP. Adjutant, Lieut. T. Morell.

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

The 7th Brigade will supply 2 Telephones.

 

  1. STAFF FOR D/3 BATTERY. C.O. Capt. W.L. Marfell.

The Section from the 107th Battery 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 the 107th Battery at 10 a.m. 28th instant.

 

  1. ACKNOWLEDGE.

 

Signature unreadable.

Lieutenant Colonel.

Commanding, Centre Group Field Artillery.

Issued at …….

 

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