John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 18

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March 24th Saturday

Battery position shelled with 175 gas shell

one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

O.P until 3pm returned and watched

the shelling O.P. Bois Grenier

39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


March 25th Sunday

At. Battery left Armentierres. 12 mid-night

arrived at Vieuschergiun 5am. In bed 7 am

Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

complimented by colonel. (Battery)

55 rounds on corner Bridoux Forts. before

Caving Armentierres.


March 26th Monday

Mess, Slept in Farm house


March 27 Tuesday

Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

Caving

6202

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March 24th Saturday

Battery position shelled with 175 gas shell

one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

O.P until 3pm returned and watched

the shelling O.P. Bois Grenier

39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


March 25th Sunday

At. Battery left Armentierres. 12 mid-night

arrived at Vieuschergiun 5am. In bed 7 am

Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

complimented by colonel. (Battery)

55 rounds on corner Bridoux Forts. before

Caving Armentierres.


March 26th Monday

Mess, Slept in Farm house


March 27 Tuesday

Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

Caving

6202


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  • March 24, 2017 22:40:24 Cheryl Ellsworth

    March 24th Saturday

    Battery position shelled with 175 gas shell

    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

    motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

    O.P until 3pm returned and watched

    the shelling O.P. Bois Grenier

    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


    March 25th Sunday

    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12 mid-night

    arrived at Vieuschergiun 5am. In bed 7 am

    Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

    complimented by colonel. (Battery)

    55 rounds on corner Bridoux Forts. before

    Caving Armentierres.


    March 26th Monday

    Mess, Slept in Farm house


    March 27 Tuesday

    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

    Caving

    6202

  • March 24, 2017 21:28:37 Cheryl Ellsworth

    March 24th Saturday

    Battery position shelled with 175 gas shell

    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

    motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

    O.P until 3pm returned and watched

    the shelling O.P. Bois Grenier

    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


    March 25th Sunday

    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12 mid-night

    arrived at Vieuschergiun 5am. In bed 7 am

    Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

    complimented by colonel. (Battery)

    55 rounds on corner Bridouse Forts. before

    Caving Armentierres.


    March 26th Monday

    Mess, Slept in Farm house


    March 27 Tuesday

    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

    Caving

    6202


  • March 24, 2017 21:25:26 Cheryl Ellsworth

    March 24th Saturday

    Battery position shelled with 175 gas shell

    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

    motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

    O.P until 3pm returned and watched

    the shelling O.P. Bois Grenier

    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


    March 25th Sunday

    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12 mid-night

    arrived at Vieuscherguin 5am. In bed 7 am

    Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

    complimented by colonel. (Battery)

    55 rounds on corner Bridouse Forts. before

    Caving Armentierres.


    March 26th Monday

    Mess, Slept in Farm house


    March 27 Tuesday

    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

    Caving

    6202


  • February 21, 2017 00:21:01 Erin Selvey

    March 24th Saturday

    Battery position shelled with 177 gas shell

    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

    motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

    O.P until 3pm returned and watched

    the shelling O.P. Bous Gremer

    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


    March 25th Sunday

    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12-mid-night

    arrived at Vieuscherguin 5am. In bed 7 am

    Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

    complimented by colonel. (Battery)

    55 rounds on corner Bridouse Forts. before

    leaving Armentierres.


    March 26th Monday

    Mess, Slept in Farm house


    March 27 Tuesday

    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

    leaving

    6202pm


  • February 20, 2017 23:57:51 Erin Selvey

    March 24th Saturday

    Battery position shelled with 177 gas shell

    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging

    motorcycle.  another fell in field kitchen

    O.P until missing returned and watched

    the shelling O.P. Bous Gremer

    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.


    March 25th Sunday

    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12-mid-night

    arrived at Vieuscherguin 5am. In bed 7 am

    Slept in barn with men.  awakened 12-30 noon

    complimented by colonel. (Battery)

    55 rounds on corner Bridouse Forts. before

    leaving Armentierres.


    March 26th Monday

    Mess, Slept in Farm house


    March 27 Tuesday

    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery

    leaving

    6202


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  • 50.649247|| 2.873700||

    Bois-Grenier

  • 50.691082|| 2.879643||

    Armentières

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  • Document location Bois-Grenier
  • Additional document location Armentières


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    March 24th Saturday
    Battery position shelled with 177 gas shell
    one falling within yard of No 1 gun damaging
    motorcycle. another fell in field kitchen
    O.P until 3fom. returned and watched
    the shelling O.P. Bous Gremer
    39 rounds on Hostile Battery.

    March 25th Sunday
    At. Battery left Armentierres. 12-mid-night
    arrived at Vieuscherguin 5am. In bed 7 am
    Slept in barn with men. awakened 12-30 noon
    complimented by colonel. (Battery)
    55 rounds on corner Bridouse Forts. before
    leaving Armentierres.

    March 26th Monday
    Mess, Slept in Farm house

    March 27 Tuesday
    Loading gun stores, preparing for battery
    leaving
    6202

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