29th D.A. No 48/11. 25 September 1917

29th D.A. No 48/11.

25th September 1917

O.C., 11th Brigade R.F.A.
15th Brigade R.H.A.
17th Brigade R.F.A.
29th D.A.C.
Guards D.A.C.
Officer i/c Guards Div working party.

Reference 1/10,000 Map LANGEMARCK Sheet.

1. A working party of 150 Infantry from Guards Division has been detailed to assist Left Artillery in the construction of forward gun positions etc.

This party arrives on the afternoon of September 25th and returns to Guards Division on or before 3rd October.

2. The party will be employed in three squads:-
No 1 Squad 50 men.
To make a track to enable guns to be taken into all forward positions now prepared on the STEENBEEK.
C.R.E., 29th Division has detailed a party of 5 R.E. details to assist this squad.
Tools can be obtained on demand from London Field Co. R.E. at ELVERDINGHE.
An Officer from 17th Brigade R.F.A. will superintend the work to be carried out by this squad.
29th D.A.C. will draw camouflage, material etc required and will deliver it by horse transport as required by the officer from 17th Brigade in charge of the work.
Demands for material, camouflage etc to be sent direct to Staff Captain 29th Divisional Artillery.
Accommodation available –
All dug-outs etc in the area – U.27.b.0.0. – U.27.b.0.8. – U.27.b.5.9. – U.27.b.9.6.
No 2 Squad 40 men.
To assist in the construction of a new position in the neighbourhood of ARTILLERY WOOD to be occupied by D/74 Battery R.F.A.
An officer from D/74 Battery R.F.A. will superintend the work to be carried out be this squad.
Guards D.A.C. will draw camouflage, material, etc. required, and will deliver it by horse transport as required by the Officer of D/74 Battery R.F.A. in charge of the work. Demands for material, camouflage etc to be sent to Staff Captain 29th Divisional Artillery.
Accommodation available:-
Nissen Huts near MARIE JEAN FARM at B.9.c.2.4. (Sheet 28)

No 3 Squad. 60 men.
To construct new gun position in square U.26. The first position to be constructed is the position already marked out at U.26.d.20.65.
Centre line of pits parallel to Railway, Pits to allow of a switch of 30o each way.
O.C., 11th Brigade R.F.A. will detail an officer to superintend the work of this squad.
29th D.A.C. will draw material, camouflage, etc required and deliver it as required by the Officer of the 11th Brigade R.F.A. who is superintending the work.
Demands for camouflage, material, etc will be sent direct to Staff Captain 29th Divisional Artillery.
Accommodation available:- WOOD HOUSE. Dugouts at U.25.d.12.45. near LAPIN FARM. Dugouts at U.25.d.4.9. behind ABRI WOOD.

3. All squads will stay night 25th/26th with 29th D.A.C.
Squads 2 & 3 will proceed to their new billets on the morning of the 26th and will commence work on afternoon of 26th.
Squad 1 will proceed to their new billets on the evening of 26th and commence work on the morning of the 27th.

4. Staff Captain 29th Divisional Artillery will arrange for rations to be drawn and delivered, notifying all concerned of the arrangements made.

5. The time for this work is very limited so that every effort must be made to get it completed by the evening of 30th Sept.

6. Each party will detail an aeroplane scout.

Signature unreadable
Captain R.A.
Staff Captain, 29th Divisional Artillery.
Copies to all concerned

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