WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for May 1918
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
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.