XV Corps Instruction 18 June 1916

XV Corps Instruction 18 June 1916

PLEASE INITIAL AND PASS QUICKLY.
For information.
Div. Comdr.
G.S.O. (1)
G.S.O. (2)
G.S.O. (3)
Div. Art.
Div. Eng.
Sigs.
A.A. & Q.M.G.
D.A.A. & Q.M.G.
D.A.Q.M.G.
A.D.C.
C. Comdt.
A.D.M.S.
D.A.D.M.S.
A.D.V.S.
A.P.M.
D.A.D.O.S.
G.S.O.
[No. 4765
[Hour 7/45 pm
[Date 18/6/16
[Initials N.F.
Connected papers.
File
SECRET.
2/28.G.X.
7th Division
17th Division.
21st Division
B.G.R.A.

1. For the purpose of the preliminary bombardment up to Zero on Z day, B.G.R.A. XV Corps will command the whole artillery of the Corps including Divisional Artillery.
2. For this purpose he will, where necessary, issue orders to the Divisional R.A. direct, repeating the orders to Divisional H.Q. at the same time.
3. Divisional R.A. will revert to the direct command of Divisional H.Q. from Zero on Z day onwards.
4. The above arrangement is made only for the purpose stated in para. 1. it will in no way interfere with the command of the Divisional Artillery by Divisional H.Q. in the case of an enemy attack.

Louis Vaughan
Brigadier-General
General Staff.
H.Q. XV Corps,
18-6-1916

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