WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery March 1918

WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery


For March 1918


Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information



7th                    No —— SACKFORD E.A. Killed in action.  No —- Cpl NORTH T. wounded (died of wounds 8.3.18) Battery position shelled by 5.9” How.

11th                  4 Gunners wounded in BEUVRY.

16th                  1 Gunner wounded.

15th                  2/Lt. R.G. PERCIVAL 125 S.B. S.A.H.A. posted to 20 S.B. & to remain attached to 125 S.B.

20th                  1 Gunner wounded .  Destruction shoot (400 rds) by 5.9 Hows with aeroplane observation on forward position.  I *** destroyed

25th                  Major L.G.R.C.H. BELL rejoined from Hospital.


1000 rounds fired during month in destructive shoots on Hostile Batteries. 1 OK & 15 Ys during ranging. Battery positions as on Jan 1st until 20th March.  2 Guns moved on 22nd March 300 yards to Rt flank of Forward Position, leaving 1 gun in original forward position “alive” & mark move.



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