Signals document W.C. Green 13 May 1918.

Signals document W.C. Green 13 May 1918.

 

SECRET

B.M. 374

 

1st E. YORK. R. – 5 Copies

9th K.O.Y.L.I –       5      “

15th Durh L.I. –      5      “

64TH T.M. Bty –     2     “

 

The following light signals between Infantry & Artillery will be taken into use at 12 noon on 16th May, by Division on left all troops in this Corps:-

 

(a) S.O.S.                    Rocket, or light, bursting into three white stars.

 

(b) Gas Attack                        Bouquet of white, green, and red lights.

 

(c) “We wish to           1 red light.

advance, lengthen range.”

 

(d) “We are here”        1 white light.

(indicating position of infantry.)

 

(e) “Our Field Artillery           Worm light.

is firing on us.”

 

(f) “Our Heavy Artillery         1 coloured light followed by a Worm light.

is firing on us.”

 

(Sgd) E.D. AIGER

Captain

Brigade Major 64th Infantry Brigade

13,5,18

Letter to Father 13 May 1918

13/5/18

 

My dear dad,

 

What do you think of my writing! Bit better than my usual scrawl isn’t it?  I am writing with my latest toy – a topping Waterman Edie sent me.  She also sent me a pair of socks & a pipe, so I am well off.  The pipe is the nicest bit of wood I have seen for a long time.  I am going to get her to buy all my pipes in future.

 

Well how goes it dad. My latest information is that you were a bit better on the 10th.  I hope to have a line from Win tomorrow.

 

I think I told you last night that I was applying to return. Curiously enough G.H.Q. rang up last night & said my own people were applying for me & they were sending an order along for me to go back.  So that makes assurance doubly sure.

 

It is a dirty miserable wet day here. I should like an armchair, a good fire & a clack with you.

I have no news dad. This is only just to pass the time of day with you.

 

With very best love

Your loving son

Geoff.