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)