DEtails of trip 30 March 1927

SPECIAL PARTY in CONNECTION with the UNVEILING of the

20th DIVISIONAL MEMORIAL at LANGEMARCK.

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ITINERARY.

 

(Subject to prevailing conditions, accommodation being obtainable, and the necessary passports and permits being granted).

 

The train and steamer services shown in the itinerary are subject to alteration or cancellation without notice.

 

1927.

Saturday                    Depart London (Victoria)    10.00

June 4th.                    Arrive Ostend.                       15.45

Depart Ostend.                     16.40

Arrive Ypres.                         18.47

 

Sunday                      During the morning drive by auto-car to Langemarck for the

June 5th                     unveiling ceremony, and return to Ypres in time for luncheon.

In the afternoon a drive will be arranged, passing through Vlamertinghe, Poperinghe, Reninhelst, La Clytte, Locre, Mont Kemmel, Messines, Wytschaete, Hollbeke, Hill 60, Zillebeke, Menin Gate, and return to Ypres.

 

Monday                      Depart Ypres.                                    9.18

June 6th.                    Arrive Ostend.                                   11.33.

Depart Ostend.                                 14.30.

Arrive London (Victoria).                 20.27.

 

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INCLUSIVE FARE: – £4.12.6. each passenger (for a party of not less than thirty persons).

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WHAT THE FARE PROVIDES:-

  1. Third class travel tickets from London to Ypres and return.
  2. Meals en route, consisting of luncheon on June 4th and luncheon and dinner on June 6th.
  3. Hotel accommodation at Ypres, consisting of meat breakfast, table d’hote luncheon, table d’hote dinner, bedroom, lights and attendance, commencing with dinner on June 4th and terminating with breakfast on June 6th including taxes.
  4. Transfers from station to hotel and vice versa on arrival and departure in Ypres.
  5. Drives by auto-car (motor chars-a-banc) on Sunday, June 5th as specified in the itinerary.
  6. All fees and gratuities to hotel and railway servants, and to the drivers of the conveyances utilised.
  7. The services of a competent courier throughout the journey. He would supervise the general arrangements, act as interpreter, and relieve the members of all trouble as to detail.  TRAVEL TICKETS. The fare of £4.12.6. covers third class travel tickets. Members can travel in a superior class at the following supplements:First Class throughout.                   …..                  …..                  £1.18.0. each.
  8. Second class railway and first class on steamers                     £1.0.0. each.
  9. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION. Passengers booking at the fare of £4.12.6. will be accommodated at the Hotel Skindles, Ypriana, or similar establishment, at Ypres. Members desirous of staying at a better grade of house, e.g. Hotel Continental, Excelsior, or similar hotel, can do so upon payment of a supplement of….12/6 each.
  10. SUPPLEMENTS.
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30 March 1927 letter ref 20 Div memorial

19, St. Mary Abbots Terrace,

Kensington, W. 14.

March 30th 1927.

Telephone – Park 7934.

 

 

Dear Sir,

20th (Light) Division

Battlefield Memorial at Langemarck.

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The unveiling of this memorial will take place on Whit Sunday, June 5th 1927.  Major General Sir W. Douglas Smith, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., has consented to perform the ceremony.

 

The Secretary of the Memorial Committee will be very glad to hear from any members of the Division or the relatives or friends (ladies or gentlemen) of those connected with it who may wish to attend.

 

For the convenience of those travelling to Belgium for this ceremony arrangements have been made (with Messer. Cook & Son Ltd) for a special party at an inclusive charge covering all travelling and hotel expenses. Full particulars, itinerary and application forms are enclosed.  Provisional  reservations of accommodation has already been made, but it is most important for the Secretary to hear as soon as possible from anyone wishing to join this party.  As accommodation will only be definitely reserved by the Agents on receipt of payment, applications should be accompanied by a remittance (cheques payable to Major A.G. Brace and crossed).

 

Should unforeseen circumstances subsequently prevent anyone from making the journey money paid will be refunded, less only a small percentage deducted for Agents expenses.

 

Further particulars and details of the Ceremony will be posted to those who signify their intention of attending.

 

Yours sincerely

ALAN G. BRACE

Messages 30 March 1918

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.S.O. 1

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G 2                                                      30

 

Cavalry regiment moving from South to North behind Wood C.21.2.9.

 

From: G.O.C.

Place:

Time: 9.15 am.

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressor.

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“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.S.O. 1

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G 3                                                      30

 

Two squadrons British cavalry halted behind wood I.3.b.

 

From: G.O.C.

Place:

Time: 9.30 am.

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressor

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“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.S.O. 1

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G 4                                                      30

 

Infantry or dismounted cavalry advancing in extended order through C.10.d. towards southern end of wood C.10.d. strength about 300.

 

From: G.O.C.

Place:

Time: 9.40 am.

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressor

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“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.S.O. 1

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G 5                                                      30

 

SEELY’s Brigade cavalry is operating strength about 1800 is operating in wood C.21.22. information received from cavalry officer.

 

From: G.O.C. 20

Place:

Time:

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressor

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“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.O.C.

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G 6                                                      30

 

Cavalry officer reports that 4th & 5th Cavalry Brigades in wood BOTS LABBE N CACHY at 10.25 am. AAA Australian Infantry Bde were in CACHY 10.20 am & they had just sent out patrols towards VILLERS BRETONNEAU

 

From: G.S.O. 3

Place:

Time:

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressor

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30 March 1918

20 Div message 30 March 1918

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.O.C.

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

V.L. 1                                                  30

 

Our front is apparently holding AAA A tendency to withdraw on the right has been rigidly checked.

 

From: 20th Div

Place:

Time: 9 A.M.

G.A. Greig Capt.

Signature of Addressee

 

30 March 1918

 

 

 

Message 30 March 1918

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

To        G.S.O. 1

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

G.1                                                      30/

 

About 2 squadrons of Cavalry seen advancing towards Southern corner of wood in I.3.b. from the direction of MOREUILL & have now disappeared from view into the wood.

 

From: G.O.C. 20

Place:

Time: 9.5

G.A. Grieg Capt.

Signature of Addressee

30 March 1918.

 

20 Division message 30 March 1918

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

Copy

To        G.O.C. 20. Div.

 

Senders Number                     Day of Month             In reply to Number     AAA

30

WELL DONE the 20th.  Such a counter attack after all your hard work is splendid please congratulate your troops.

 

From: GEN WATTS

Place: 19 Corps

 

Time

Signature of Addressee

 

30 March 1918.

 

 

 

Dick-Cunyngham letter to wife dated 30 Mar 1915

Dick-Cunyngham letter to wife dated 30 Mar 1915

Our Wedding Day

My own darling one,

 

Must scribble a line somehow. Your 2 dear letters today.  I have kept the nice long one in my pocket all day.  Read it last night & took it to bed with me meaning to read it again but I fell asleep.  Read it again this morning – my only peaceful time to myself – viz – usual *** after breakfast!! & another dear one this morning.

 

Duly cake delicious arrived yesterday – had some for tea.  Am feeling wonderfully fit in spite of practically no sleep or rest – we start out 1 a.m.  General went to bed 7 p.m. – I did not get back till 8 p.m. & got up at 12.15 a.m. it’s now 9.15 p.m.!  So think I must try for a little sleep – but how could I pass this day without a line to my darling one – the dear memories of our happy times at Abagain & all the happy days we spent there.  Darling one – about the message by all means take it up but find out first how long it really take to be proficient.  Yes I think you are right there must be a great shortage of masseuse – you are sweet my darling one, always thinking of what you can do for others –  wish I could think same like – Dear Freddie’s remarks are I fear fairly true!  I have often wondered myself how Geoff & I have remained here – the old man – my nickname for him is “Systematic Joe” – has been terrible the last few days – I have worked like a slave – & he never seems satisfied – but I have refused “to kick against the pricks” – it has been hard at times – & every night I pray that I may be able to carry on and do my work as he expects – but it is very hard.  I fear he doesn’t realise things a bit – if I did all he expects I should want at least 48 hours for every 24 – my darling why should I complain on this happy day – we are having glorious weather here – the country peep from my window is very nice and the lake & moat nice blue water – I’m getting rather attached to Mont K.

 

All your news of Regt is most interesting, glad Johnnie Stansfeld is not bad – well my darling – sleep or work – which I wonder. Have enough work to keep me up till 12 – feel very inclined to do some more & then doss in a chair till 12.30 a.m. & then walk round trenches.

 

All my love precious one Yr ***        Jimmie

 

With envelope addressed to Mrs J. Dick Cunyngham, Heslington, Croft Road. Crowborough, England.  Signed Dick Cunyngham.  Passed by Censor No 1354 cachet.  Postmarked FIELD POST OFFICE 14.  30 MR 15.