John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 6

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February 8 – Thursday

Rec’d checked ammunition

                Issued rum ration

                                Observing hostile positions

February 9 – Friday

Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

neighbouring 255 Bty. shelled out of position

badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

turned up & Richardson dined with us.

much crumping going on all night,

                                Observing hostile positions

February 10 Saturday

First round fired by No 3 Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

Registered Zero line on Southern brickstack.

Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                B.E.

February 11 Sunday

Completed registration of Zero line.

Left Section bombarded Trench mortars} Sidney Sybil

Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                             (No 3  "   47) (No 4   "   48) = 110 total

                                Observing : too misty

February 12 Monday

6 Rounds on hostile battery

20    "           "  Trench

 

                                                                                135


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February 8 – Thursday

Rec’d checked ammunition

                Issued rum ration

                                Observing hostile positions

February 9 – Friday

Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

neighbouring 255 Bty. shelled out of position

badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

turned up & Richardson dined with us.

much crumping going on all night,

                                Observing hostile positions

February 10 Saturday

First round fired by No 3 Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

Registered Zero line on Southern brickstack.

Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                B.E.

February 11 Sunday

Completed registration of Zero line.

Left Section bombarded Trench mortars} Sidney Sybil

Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                             (No 3  "   47) (No 4   "   48) = 110 total

                                Observing : too misty

February 12 Monday

6 Rounds on hostile battery

20    "           "  Trench

 

                                                                                135



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  • March 23, 2017 23:19:24 Cheryl Ellsworth

    February 8 – Thursday

    Rec’d checked ammunition

                    Issued rum ration

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 9 – Friday

    Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

    neighbouring 255 Bty. shelled out of position

    badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

    injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

    leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

    turned up & Richardson dined with us.

    much crumping going on all night,

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 10 Saturday

    First round fired by No 3 Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

    Registered Zero line on Southern brickstack.

    Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                    B.E.

    February 11 Sunday

    Completed registration of Zero line.

    Left Section bombarded Trench mortars} Sidney Sybil

    Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                                 (No 3  "   47) (No 4   "   48) = 110 total

                                    Observing : too misty

    February 12 Monday

    6 Rounds on hostile battery

    20    "           "  Trench

     

                                                                                    135


  • February 25, 2017 08:02:28 Erin Selvey

    February 8 – Thursday

    Rec’d checked ammunition

                    Issued rum ration

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 9 – Friday

    Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

    neighbouring 255 Bte. Shelled out of position

    badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

    injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

    leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

    turned up & Richardson dined with us.

    much crumping going on all night,

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 10 Saturday

    First round fired by No 3 Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

    Registered Zero line on Southern brickstack.

    Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                    B.E.

    February 11 Sunday

    Completed registration of Zero line.

    Left Section bombarded Trench mortars ( Sidney Sybel

    Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                                 (No 3  "   47) (No 4   "   48) = 110 total

                                    Observing : too misty

    February 12 Monday

    6 Rounds on hostile battery

    20    "           "  Trench

     

                                                                                    135



  • February 21, 2017 07:32:17 Maethel Medina

    February 8 – Thursday

    Rec’d checked ammunition

                    Issued rum ration

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 9 – Friday

    Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

    neighbouring 255 Bte. Shelled out of position

    badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

    injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

    leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

    turned up & Richardson dined with us.

    much crumping going on all night,

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 10 Saturday

    First round fired by [?] Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

    Registered Lens line on Southern brickstack.

    Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                    B.E.

    February 11 Sunday

    Completed registration of Zero line.

    Left Section bombarded French mortars ( Sidney Sybel

    Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                                    (No 3 Gun 47) (No 4 Gun 48) = 110 total

                                    Observing : too misty

    February 12 Monday

    6 Rounds on hostile battery

    20 Rounds on French

     

                                                                                    135



  • December 27, 2016 03:34:14 Sue Bryant

    February 8 – Thursday

    Rec’d checked ammunition

                    Issued rum ration

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 9 – Friday

    Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

    neighbouring 255 Bte. Shelled out of position

    badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

    injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

    leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

    turned up & Richardson dined with us.

    much crumping going on all night,

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 10 Saturday

    First round fired by [?] Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

    Registered Lens line on Southern brickstack.

    Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                    B.E.

    February 11 Sunday

    Completed registration of Zero line.

    Left Section bombarded French mortars ( Sidney Sybel

    Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                                    (No 3 Gun 47) (No 4 Gun 48) = 110 total

                                    Observing : too misty

    February 12 Monday

    6 Rounds on hostile battery

    20 Rounds on French

     

                                                                                    185



  • December 27, 2016 03:31:07 Sue Bryant

    February 8 – Thursday

    Rec’d checked ammunition

                    Issued rum ration

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 9 – Friday

    Our O.C. layed up with Flu. Our

    neighbouring 255 Bte. Shelled out of position

    badly. 1 officer & 1 gunner killed.  6 others

    injured. 2 guns smashed up & 1 damage

    leaving only 1 gun in action. Our AS.C.

    turned up & Richardson dined with us.

    much crumping going on all night,

                                    Observing hostile positions

    February 10 Saturday

    First round fired by [?] Gun. @ 2.30 pm.

    Registered Lens line on Southern brickstack.

    Rounds fired :- (No. 2 Gun 1) (No. 3 Gun 24) = 25 Total

                                    B.E.

    February 11 Sunday

    Completed registration of Zero line.

    Left Section bombarded French mortars ( Sidney Sybel

    Rounds fired :-  (No 1 Gun 9) (No 2 Gun 6)

                                    (No 3 Gun 47) (No 4 Gun 48) = 110 total

                                    Observing : too misty

    February 12 Monday

    6 Rounds on hostile battery

    20 Rounds on French

     

                                                                                    185



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