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.