War Diary of 20 Siege Battery for May 1918

WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for May 1918

Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information

 

MAY

1st 1918                                   Officers on strength of Battery

Capt (A/Major) L.G.R.F.H. BELL (Reg) (to Hospital, sick 29.4.18)

Lt. (A/Capt) JC THOMPSON (SR)

Lt. H.L. PAUL (TF)

Lt. E.B. LOACH (SR)

Lt. R.G. PERCIVAL (SR)

2/Lt. F.W. DAVIS (SR)

2/Lt.C.H. BATEMAN (SR)

2/Lt. W.H. CHAPMAN (SR)

2/Lt. A.E. COCKFIELD (SR)

2/Lt. E.O. DAVIES (SR) (Attd 125 SB till 18.5.18)

1st                    3 guns at OBLINGHEM.  2 guns near ANNEZIN. 1 gun in workshops.

6th                    2 guns for ANNEZIN moved to position near BETHUNE BEUVRY Road, E.18.b.3.0. (Sheet 36 B N.E.).  Also 1 gun for OBLINGHEM.  Guns not allowed to fire from this position owing to proximity of Inf Bde & Div H.Q.

8th                    2 guns for position in OBLINGHEM moved into new position in BETHUNE E.11.c.5.3 (Sheet 36 B N.E.) 3rd gun for workshops.

9th                    3 guns for position on BETHUNE-BEUVRY Road to new position on BETHUNE-NOEUX-LES-MINES Road E.17.d.3.2 (Sheet 36 B N.E.)

10th -31st          Both sections almost entirely engaged in destructive counter battery shoots with aeroplane observation, 3450 rounds being fired on these targets & 7 OKs & 37 Ys obtained during **ing

No Battle Casualties during month of May.

 

 

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