XV Corps memo to 21Div 17 June 1916

XV Corps memo to 21Div 17 June 1916

21st Div. Art.

Herewith 7 copies of Appendix I to my No 15 CA/10.23 dated 12.6.16. for distribution to Groups.
J.M.R.Harrison
Major
S.O. R.A. XV Corps
17.6.16

SECRET

Each Bde

Herewith a list of strong points etc. Batteries must pay special attention to such of these points as are included in the areas allotted for special tasks.

15 CA/10/23
Appendix 1
21st DIVISIONAL AREA.
2.
(a) Front Line System.

Front and Support Trenches F.9.b.02.75. – 3.c.69.36.
(WICKED CORNER – WING CORNER)
German TAMBOUR
Salient F.3.a.44
F.3.a.60.67.
X.27.b.66.
Salients X.26.d.78 and 98.
Trenches about X.27.c.39.
Salient X.26.b.82.
X.27.a.29.
Salient X.20.d.72, both faces.
X.21.c.32.
X.21.c.64.

(b) Second System.

ROSE COTTAGE.
S.W. edge FRICOURT WOOD
F.3.b.53.41
RED COTTAGE and trenches round.
Trench F.3.a.68 – b.18.
FRICOURT FARM
FRICOURT WOOD: re-entrant on N side and E end.
Trenches due E of POODLES
LOZENGE WOOD
Trenches X.27. central
SHELTER WOOD (including dug-outs on E and NE edge).
BIRCH TREE WOOD
ROUND WOOD
THE DINGLE
ROUND WOOD ALLEY.

(c) Points and trenches further back.

Trenches and Wood round X.29 central.
Corner of valley X.29.b.56
BOTTOM WOOD
QUADRANGLE SUPPORT
X.23.d.47.

16th June 1916.

15 CA/10/23 Appendix 1.

MACHINE GUN EMPLACEMENTS

21st DIVISION AREA

F.4.c.03.98
F.3.c.70.35.
93
91
X.27.c.40.15.
X.27.b.06.73.
X.26.b.85
72
X.21.d.43

16th June 1916.

15 CA 10/23
Appendix 1

OBSERVATION POSTS REPORTED (from May 8th 1916).
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15-6-16 X.15.b.80.00.
26-5-16 X.8.c.03.82. Telescope seen being used.
26-5-16 X.8.c.35.85.
10-5-16 X.14.c.50.75 & 75.60. Photo. 3.c9 shows dug-outs
12-6-16 X.14.d.85.98. Slot in bank, either M.G. or O.P.
9-6-16 X.16.b.85.20. (CONTALMAISON CHATEAU) is used as an O.P., and has two apertures in tower, one above the other.
20-5-16. X.21.c.6.3. Suspected
10-6-16. X.21.c.1.4.
8-5-16 X.21.d.5.6. In daily use.
(12-5-16 82.62 Loophole (suspected O.P) Now screened
(22-5-16 83.58 with bushes & brushwood.
12-6-16 7.6.
26-5-16 X.27.a.35.90. Periscope seen.
(23-5-16 X.27.a.47.75. Telescope in use W. of WILLOW PATCH.
(10-6-16 “ -“-
(12-6-16 X.27.a.40.80. -“-
6-6-16 X.27.b.25. Smoke seen.
8-5-16 X.27.b.45.95.
17.54. In Daily use (smoke seen issuing on 6-6- 16)
3.8 Screened with bushes & brushwood.
17-5-16 F.3.c.52.72.
30-5-16. F.3.d.02.68. House in FRICOURT. Telescope seen in hole in the roof.
2-6-16 F.5.d.8.8. Suspected O.P.
8-6-16 F.6.c.90.05.
10-6-16 35.40
17-5-16 F.9.b.8.6. Officer seen observing.
88.82.
12-5-16 F.9.b.92.48. Observer seen with periscope.
25-5-16 60.30.
6-6-16 5.4. (SUNKEN ROAD TRENCH) Artillery Officer seen observing.
14-6-16 F.11.a.1.4. Sniper’s post or O.P. There is a slot 18” long and the place appears to be very strong.
8-5-16 F.3.d.9.7. O.P. suspected in FRICORT 2O left of Church. House with good roof; hole under roof.
18-5-16 S.14.d.6.5.
26-5-16 S.19.b.45.12. Men seen in tree, apparently observing with periscope.
4-6-16 S.25.b.5.3.
7-6-16 S.27.c.90.35. Telescopes used in roof of house in MONTAUBAN.
26-5-16 R.32.c.95.20.
12-6-16 A.1.d.05.50.
17-5-16 BAZENTIN LE PETIT CH Again in use.
19-5-16 FRICOURT CH TOWER
20-5-16 House immediately S of POZIERES Church.
25-5-16 CONTALMAISON Inside roof, close to Chimney
VILLA stack in S.W. end of House.

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16th June 1916.

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