WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for November 1918

 

WAR DIARY of 20 Siege Battery for November 1918

 

Place       Date    Hour                                                Summary of Events and Information

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) absent on Staff Leaders Course

Lt. H.E. WELLS (SR)

Lt. E.B. LOACH (SR)

Lt. R.G. PERCIVAL (SR) attd XV Div as Liaison Officer

Lt. F.W. DAVIS (SR) absent at Base to draw 8” Mk VII Hows for rearmament

Lt. C.H. BATEMAN (SR)

Lt. W.F. FOX (SR) Asst Staff Capt H.A. I Corps

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 guns in position near BASSE RUE (Sheet 44)

1 gun parked at BERCU (Sheet 44)

3 guns & Bty H.Q. at RUPILLY CHATEAU near CAPPELLE (Sheet 44A)

Nov 3                                75 rds fired on C.B. aeroplane shoot.

Nov 4th                              3rd gun put in position near BASSE RUE.

3 GUNS FROM RUPILLY CHATEAU put into action near WEZ- VELVAIN (Sheet 44)

Nov 7th                              100 rds shoot on buildings near BRUYELLES observed by Lt. C.H. BATEMAN.  Heavy shelling on village & Battery areas.  Enemy moved back guns during night 8th – 9th preparing to leave line of SCHELDT.

Nov 9th                              Enemy left ANTOING retiring rapidly for SCHELDT all guns pulled out ready for advance.

Nov 11th                            Armistice declared 11 A.M. (French time)

 

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