War Diary of 20 Siege Battery for July 1918

WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for July 1918

Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information

JULY                                                        Battery in 44 (S.A.) Bde RGA.  (Lt. Col H.BLEW DSO) under I Corps H.A. (Brig Gen F.G. MAUNSELL CB CMG)

1st                    Officers of the Battery

Lt. (A/Major) J.C. THOMPSON M.C. (SR)

Lt. A/CAPT A.A. HANHART (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. B.W. TURNBULL (SR)

2/Lt. E.O. DAVIES (SR)

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

[2/Lt. H.E.WELLS R.F.A. attd]

Battery on Rest at RUITZ with guns in position near HOUCHIN 13000 yds from line.

3rd                             Major THOMPSON went to I Corps H.A. Counter Battery Officer.

7th                    2/Lt. F.W. DAVIS left on PARIS leave.

9th                    2/Lt. W.H. CHAPMAN left on ordinary leave to UK.

12th                  2/Lt. A.E. COCKFIELD arrived at Billets on return off leave to UK.

14th                  2/Lt. C.H. BATEMAN left on ordinary leave to UK.

17th                  2 Lt. E.O. DAVIES left for 1st Army Artillery School.

18th                  Lt. F.W. DAVIES arrived from PARIS LEAVE.

21st                  Lt. H.L. PAUL left for 1st Army Artillery School Course.

24th                  Sgt Biggs accidentally hit on range and subsequently died from wounds.

25th                  2/Lt. W.H. CHAPMAN returned from leave to UK.

25th                  Musketry Competition at FROISSART range.

29th                  Lt. E.B. LOACH proceeded on GAS course.

30th                  Lt. BATEMAN returned from leave to UK.

One Section relieve 193 Siege Bty at LABOURSE in situ under 2nd Lts TURNBULL and COCKFIELD.

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