Cambrin orders 26 February 1917

Cambrin orders 26 February 1917

 

CAMBRIN 1917 Some routine orders & reports.

 

2Lt Laurens No 13 Platoon.

 

  1. You will be relieved in trenches tonight by No 3 Platoon A Coy at 10 pm.
  2. You will send a guide to Dug outs in High Street at 9.45 p.m.
  3. Your Lewis Guns will hand over drums received from IRON.
  4. After relief you will take over SIMS KEEP.
  5. No person will leave their posts until properly relieved.
  6. Empty Water Tins must be carried out by you.
  7. Report to Coy H.Q. after relief.
  8. Rations will be drawn after relief.

 

  1. C. Green

a/Lt

O.C. D Coy

26.2.17

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No 15 platoon.

 

  1. You will be relieved tonight at 10 p.m. by No 4 Platoon A Coy
  2. Your Lewis Guns will hand over drums received from IRON.
  3. After relief Lewis Guns team proceeds to Dug Out in OLD BOOT TRENCH where they will find equal number of Drums.
  4. After relief you will detail 4 men to report to Sergt Downs to make him up to nine men without N.C.O.s.
  5. The remainder of your platoon will after relief proceed to Dug out in OLD BOOT TRENCH between Lewis Alley & MAISON ROUGE.
  6. Bring out all petrol tins & dump them at Coy H.Q.
  7. No person will leave his post until properly relieved.
  8. Report to Coy H.Q. when relief complete.
  9. Rations will be drawn after relief.

 

W.C. Green

O.C. D Coy

26.2.17

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No 16 Platoon. Sergt Downs.

  1. You will be relieved in Tunnel tonight at 10 p.m. by a part of Nos 1 & 2 Platoon A Coy.
  2. After relief you will form a bombing post of yourself & 9men and proceed to Dug outs in High Street between BOYAR 10 & 11.
  3. You will obtain the men to make up your strength from No 15 platoon.
  4. The remainder of your N.C.Os will proceed to Dug out in OLD BOOTS TRENCH between LEWIS ALLEY & MAISON ROUGE.
  5. N.C.Os will carry out petrol tins & dump them at Coy H.Q. They will report to me relief complete & will be responsible for drawing your rations & getting them up to you.
  6. You must bring out all Rifles & equipment of wounded etc. You may call on No 15 to assist in this.
  7. A guide will meet you in OLD BOOTS to conduct you to dug outs.
  8. Your orders on Dugouts are to support A Coy in front of you in case of emergency.

 

W.C. Green

Lt O.C. D Coy

26.2.17

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2/Lt Desborough – No 14 Platoon.

Secret

 

  1. You will be relieved from trenches tonight at about 10 p.m. by 1 & 2 Platoons A Coy under 2 Lt WARD.
  2. You will send a guide to report to this Coy H.Q. by 8.30 p.m. tonight & I will instruct him in his duties.
  3. The relief will come down MAIN GUAGE RAILWAY in order of posts at 2 minutes intervals.
  4. Your Lewis Gun Team will hand over DRUMS received from IRON & will pick up equal number at Coy H.Q.
  5. After relief your men will file out by posts & you will arrange to collect them at Junction of OLD BOOTS & MAIN GUAGE RAILWAY. Thence proceed N along top of OLD BOOTS to Dug outs on OLD BOOTS.
  6. No man will leave his post until properly relieved.
  7. All petrol tins, – rifles & equipment of wounded will be carried out by you & brought to Coy H.Q.
  8. Report relief complete.
  9. Password tonight HOPS.

 

W.C. Green Lt

O.C. D. Coy.

5.30 p.m.

26.2.17.

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BRASS

Herewith report on men recommended for mention in despatches.

 

No 31039 A/Cpl Trowell A. i/c Lewis Gun.  Has done continual good work in the trenches.  Is specially recommended by the Lewis Gun Officer.  Has been with the Battn since July 1916.

 

1038 A/Sergt Deyes G.  Has been with Bn since July 1916.  Has done continual good work always ready to help & *** an emergency.

 

31210 Cpl Spence J.  Has been with Bn since July 1916.  previously with Dardanelles Campaign.  Very reliable N.C.O.  Good patroller.

 

W.C. Green Lt.

O.C. D. Coy.

28.2.17.

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BRASS

 

Work & Wire report.

 

SAPs & CRATERS    Nil.

FRONT LINE            Cleared trenches between Boyau 6 & 7 after bombardment.

Support LINE             Nil.

RESERVE LINE       LATRINES Old Boots & SIMS KEEP put in sanitary condition.

COMMUNICATION TRENCHES.

Lewis Alley from junction with Old BOOTS to SIMS KEEP cleaned of MUD.

WIRE                          4 coils of wire put out in front line at gap between BOYAUX 10 & 11. – Wire examined here & found satisfactory.

Wire in front Old BOOTS & round SIMS KEEP satisfactory.

 

W.C. Green Lt.

O.C. D Coy

1.3.17 3 p.m.

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Secret.

 

  1. Coy. BRASS. Ref Op Orders No 9 1.3.17

 

  1. The Coy will be relieved by a Coy of 9th K.O.Y.L.I. today at about 1 p.m.
  2. After relief the Coy will proceed by platoons to ANNEQUIN, the Platoon Commander marching in rear of his command & taking great care to prevent straggling. Platoon must proceed in formed bodies.
  3. All movements from CAMBRIN to ANNEQUIN must be at 200 yards distance between platoons.
  4. The whole Coy must go out by LEWIS ALLEY.
  5. Each platoon will report relief to Coy H.Q.
  6. No 16 Platoon will not wait to be relieved but will join up with No 13 in SIMS KEEP at 12.30 p.m. sending one man to report to O.C. A Coy at the same time.
  7. Lewis Gunners will leave drums as usual.
  8. All Dugouts will be left thoroughly clean likewise latrines. ***

 

W.C. Green Lt.

O.C. D Coy

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BRASS

Ref return re wire-cutters & breakers I have at present 10 wire cutters and 8 wire breakers (rifle)

Deficient – 6 wire cutters.

W.C. Green 2/Lt.

O.C. D. Coy

2.3.17.

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BRASS

I certify that the rocket signals at my H.Q. are complete and correct. aaa.

 

2 more Port flares should be sent up in case of losses. aaa

W.C. Green Lt.

O.C. D. Coy.

2/3/17.

7 p.m.

 

BRASS.

Maps herewith as follows:-

FRANCE        36 C                1/10,000                      1

“                 36 B                1/10,000                      1

“                 36 C. N.W.      1/20,000                      6

“                36 B. N.E.       1/10,000                      6

LOOS             36 C. N.W.      1/10,000                      6

LABASSEE   36 C N.W.       1/10,000                      7

Belgium           Sheet 27                                              1

W.C. Green Lt.

O.C. D. Coy

6/3/17.

 

List of maps handed to Bn H.Q. Gives date of move from BETHUNE Area.

 

 

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