WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for June 1918
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
In the field
1st to 10th Guns in same positions as at the end of May i.e. 3 guns at E.11.c.5.3 (Sheet 36B N.E.) & 3 guns at E.17.d.3.2 (36B N.E.).
Both sections almost entirely engaged on Counter Battery destructive shoots with aeroplane observation. 1200 rounds fired & 17 Ys obtained during ranging.
Battle casualties 1 OR.
R.G. Percival Lt.
O.C. 20 Siege Bty R.G.A.
20th LH.E.WELLS R.F.A. attd to Battery.
25th Lt. (A/CAPT) J.C. THOMPSON appointed to command & Lt. A. A. HANHART as second in command of Battery.
25th – 26th ”CAMOU” Tactical Exercise by I Corps H.A.
27th Battery withdrawn to rest, handing over positions to 265 SB (9.2” Hows) 22 Bde R.G.A. & taking over their reserve positions near HOUCHIN.
Fairly *** month – C.B. destruction shoots & neutralisation in support of raids. Total rounds fired approx 4000, chiefly on Hostile Batteries in neighbourhood of LACOUTURE & VIELLE CHAPELLE, & on VIELLE CHAPELLE Bridge.