Letter re arrears of separation allowance 20 May 1919

Letter re arrears of separation allowance 20 May 1919

 

MEMORANDUM

 

From Regimental Paymaster Winchester

To Mrs. Springett

Date 20.5.1919

 

……………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Re the Late

A/205166 Rfn Springett KRRC.

 

Herewith please find enclosed money order for the sum of 16/9. This is the arrears of separation allowance due to you in respect of the af soldier as from 6.5.19 to 26.5.19.

Please

Kindly return Ring Paper as soon as money order is cashed please.

 

REGIMENTAL PAYMASTER

WINCHESTER

MEMORANDUM

From Regimental Paymaster Winchester
To Mrs. Springett
Date 20.5.1919

……………………………………………………………………………………….

Re the Late
A/205166 Rfn Springett KRRC.

Herewith please find enclosed money order for the sum of 16/9. This is the arrears of separation allowance due to you in respect of the af soldier as from 6.5.19 to 26.5.19.
Please
Kindly return Ring Paper as soon as money order is cashed please.

REGIMENTAL PAYMASTER
WINCHESTER

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19 May 1927 letter re 20 Divisional Memorial

On headed notepaper

 

19, Northampton Square,

London, E.C. 1.

Telephone

Clerkenwell 4487

 

19th May 27

 

My dear Brace,

Here are two copies of the proof of Service & invitation card.

 

Yours ever

P.S. Story

Letter ref 20 Division Memorial 9 May 1927

9th May, 1927
45/Memorials 13/182 (A.G.4.b.)

Sir,

I am commanded by the Army Council to refer to War Office letter of even number dated 28th April 1927, relative to the unveiling of a Memorial to the 20th Division, at Langemarck on Sunday, 5th June next, not Saturday 4th June as stated therein.

I am to say that it has been ascertained through our Military Attache at Brussels that Major General de Callatay, Commanding the Infantry of the 10th Division will represent the Minister of National Defence at the Ceremony, and to ask, whether in the opinion of Sir Austen Chamberlain, K.G., a formal invitation should be sent him through the Foreign Office.

I am,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
(Sd) A.E. Widdows

The Under Secretary of State,
Foreign Office
S.W. 1.

Gerald Benham’s notes from diaries April WWI

Gerald Benham’s notes from diaries

1916
28 April Moved to Camp at Mistley.
6 “ Took over Holly House from Mrs Duffin.
7 “ Lois arrived to look over Holly House.
18 “ Met and dined with Dawes family at Mount Ephraim.
20 “ Lois Brian & Nurse arrived at Holly House.
Note. Several entries on good tennis matches at the Hemmings. Who were they!

1917
26 April Moved from Boughton by rail to Camp at Little Clacton. Maz went to
Dolly Dawes family saw us off. Arrived Thorpe 8.21 pm. Camp 8.35
pm.
29 “ To tea with Grannie.
1918

2 April On leave at Colchester until Saturday 6th April when I left by 8.43 train
for Liverpool St & stayed night at Great Eastern Hotel.
7 “ Reported at 1.15 pm at ALDERSHOT for Senior Officers Course.
12 “ Left by 3.20 pm from Aldershot on week end leave & returned by
evening of the 14th (Sunday)

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne April 1919

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne April 1919

EXTRACTED FROM.

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda
Correspondence
—————–

April 4 1919.
A/76th Army Brigade R.F.A.
B.E.F.
Germany.
I have just arrived at this unit, to which I am attached. After wandering over a good deal of Germany I have at last come to rest.

I met Rex Collins in Cologne the other day. He is trying to get out of the army as soon as possible. The Colonel here is very decent. He has only been with the Brigade two or three days.

April 11 1919.
A/76th Army Brigade R.F.A.
Germany.
I took over the command of this battery yesterday. We are in the hills all by ourselves. There is a wonderful view from my bedroom over the hills and pine forests.

The village is small and rather dirty, but my billet and the mess are quite good.

I knew one of the Battery Commanders before. He is Wheeler of A Battery. The Colonel, Thomson came to lunch yesterday with the Adjutant, Burston.

April 16 1919.
A/76th Army Brigade R.F.A.
B.E.F.
Germany.
I have I hope taken root at last; but you never know in this army of ours.

Our high elevation here gives us the full force of very strong winds, but the wonderful view is usually obscured by frequent heavy rain and hail showers. It has been a very cold spring. The good weather only lasted three days. The Captain is coughing and sneezing like a soda water bottle, so I suppose I shall be in a like condition in a day or so.

We are miles away from anywhere, and some distance from the rest of the Brigade, so we are not worried much by senior officers and the staff. But yesterday the General did arrive with the Colonel and the A.D.C., who was at school with me at Cheltenham. He seemed fairly satisfied.

My harness is not over clean, however, and I expect there will be trouble before long if it is not better. I am very shorthanded at present, as many men have been demobilised, none taking their place. There are a lot of horses to look after as well, about 170, among them a whole section of greys, which look very fine.

There is only one captain, a ranker, and one subaltern with me. One subaltern is away with the guns, which are being calibrated on the other side of the Rhine. Another is going on leave as he has not been home since last October, and yet another is attached to B Battery, as they have only a Major and a Captain.

The Boche villagers here are an extraordinary crowd. They are very polite, and I take what straw and wood I like without paying for it, which is a novelty. All have to be in their houses by nine unless they get permission from me to be out. If they are caught out the sentries arrest them and they are subsequently tried for the offence. They seem to be doing a lot of work in the fields, when they are not in church to which they go regularly every morning. I am living in the school house, and have quite a good mess, and an excellent piano. We use all their crockery and cutlery without payment. Nearly all the men have beds. Unfortunately there is nothing for the men to do when they are not working, and there is sometimes a little trouble.

We had a service on Sunday afternoon, the wretched padre having to come miles, and a sort of concert in the evening. It is much too wet to play games at present.

One of our subalterns, Isgar, is a Somerset farmer.

Do you remember the pre-war Empire Days and the thoughts of a possible German menace. Well, here we are on the Rhine.

MIDLAND DIVISION

C.R.A. Brig. General M.P. Monkhouse, C.B., C.M.G., M.V.O.

76th (Army) Brigade, R.F.A.

C.O. Lieut. Colonel R.G. Thomson, C.M.G., D.S.O.
Adjutant,

A Battery.
Major, R.E.M. Wheeler, M.C.
Captain F.C.R. Prior-Wandesforde, D.S.O.
Captain J.D. Tremlett M.C.

B Battery.
Major E.S.G. Howard.
Captain E.H. Prior.
Lieut A.H. Hamilton-Gordon.

C Battery.
Major H.E. Cheeseman

D Battery (Howitzer.)
Major A.A. Laporte Payne.
Captain S.H. Hilyard.

Reference letter 24 April 1919

Reference letter 24 April 1919

Headed notepaper 10th Batt Middlesex Regt

Damanhour
Egypt
25/4/19

I have known No 93118 Private A. Weatherhead of the Middlesex Regt since February 1916.

He is smart, intelligent and keen upon his duties, and I have always found him trustworthy and honest. He has my best wishes for his future and have every confidence in recommending him for any position of trust.

He has been servant to Brig General V.L.N. Pearson D.S.O. from Feb1916 to Nov 1918 and to Brig Gen F.H. Borthwick D.S.O. since Nov 1918.

F.W. Miller
Capt.
Brigade Major
Late Lt. Col. 2/10 Middlesex Regt.

9 Div of Drifters 15 April 1919

Lieut. R.H. Palmer R.N.V.R.

D “Northesk” II No 2022

Gibraltar.

April 15 1919

Paymaster Commander

H.M.S. “Dreel Castle”

Falmouth

 

 

I beg to advise that I have this day drawn from Cashier, Gibraltar Dockyard the sum of two hundred and sixteen pounds (£216.0.0) which has been disposed of as follows:-

Advance Victualling money for 3 weeks from April 11 1919

H.M.D “Northesk II” No. 2022                                £28.0.0

“    “Prime” No 2289                                            £24.0.0.

“   “Hopeful” No 2386                                        £22.0.0.

“   “Comely” No. 2387                                       £22.0.0.

£96.0.0.

 

The total amounts for each Drifter were handed to the respective Skippers & amounted to the sum of £2 per man.

 

Receipts in duplicate were obtained the originals of which are enclosed herewith together with list of names of crew. The duplicates are being held by me until my arrival in Falmouth.

 

Pay (on account) disposed of as follows: –

 

H.M.D “Northesk II” No. 2022                                £46.0.0

“    “Prime” No 2289                                            £26.0.0.

“   “Hopeful” No 2356                                        £24.0.0.

“   “Comely” No. 2387                                       £24.0.0.

£120.0.0.

 

Receipts from each Rank & rating were obtained in duplicate, the original being enclosed herewith & duplicate being held by me until my arrival in Falmouth.

 

Reginald H. Palmer.

Lieut. R.N.V.R.

S.O. of Div.