21st Divisional Artillery Instruction 23 June 1916
7th Divn’l Artillery
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XV Corps Heavy Art’y
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Estimate of Ammunition required for Operations.
U to Z days, both inclusive.
18-pdr. 6 days at 200 rounds per gun per day. 1200.
4.5” Hows 2 days at 60 ————–do————)
4 days at 180 ————–do————) 840
4.7” gun 2 days at 90 ————–do————)
60-pdr. 4 days at 150. ————–do————) 820
6” How 2 days at 60 ————–do————)
–do– 4 days at 170 ————–do————) 800
8” How) 2 days at 40 ————–do————)
9.2” do) 4 days at 120 ————–do————) 560
6” gun 2 days at 20 ————–do————)
— do– 4 days at 120 ————–do————) 520
12” How 2 days at 20 ————–do————)
–do– 4 days at 70 ————–do————) 320
15” How. 2 days at 15 ————–do————)
–do– 4 days at 50 ————–do————) 230
Attention is called to the above estimate of Ammunition Expenditure which has been received from the FOURTH ARMY.
Efforts should be made not to exceed the averages given, though it may be necessary to fire more from some guns and less from others of the same nature.
J.M.R. Harrison Major
for Brigadier General., R.A., XV Corps
23rd June 1916
Letter to Miss Dillon 23 June 1919
Army of Black Sea,
23rd June 1919
My dearest Lillie,
On Saturday I went for a trip up the Bosphorus right as far as the Black Sea and landed at Karak on the Asiatic side of the Bosphorus where there is an old Genoese fortress on a hill. I walked up the hill and had a great view across the Black Sea which by the way is almost a paler sky-blue than the Adriatic.
On Sunday afternoon I went to the Bazaars with my young pal who came to lunch with me, and then we went up the Golden Horn.
If I am still here next Saturday I will go to Prinkipo for the weekend. That is the island where the Bolsheviks were invited to meet and confer. It is a beautiful place I believe.
I have only had one letter from you and one from Anna yet, and I have written so often. Why don’t you write? I wish I were in London to-night when you are celebrating Peace. There is not much in the way of festivity here. I am hoping every day to get a move on. There is nothing in Constantinople except St Sophia and the Bazaars, but the Bosphorus of course is wonderful. I had a letter from Miss Wilson from S. Africa yesterday. Do you remember her at Lexham Gardens?
Best love to you & Anna
With cover O.A.S. to Miss de C. Dillon, M.T. RASC., No 1 Reserve Depot, Grove Park, Lee. London S.E. 12.
Postmarked ARMY POST OFFICE Y dated 24 JU 19 and stamped PASSED BY CENSOR 490. Signed W. Dillon Lieut.