John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 32

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May 4 Friday

Battery all day.

No firing Visit from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

Gordon C. B.


May 5. Saturday

Kemmel C.P. all day 9pm German

strafe started, shells falling everywhere.

Beaver Farm, R.E. fired, not far from

our position Major and myself helped 

to get fire under.. 2 cows roasted alive

Fire lasted several hours, small

ammunition exploding Upon arriving

at this fire, was warned to leave. By two

R.E. officers, dressed in slacks etc. who

did nothing to get the fire under until

Major told them. This was not untill

the Major and I had carried about

100 buckets of water each.

20 rounds on Southern Brickstack with

cross observation from K2, steel tree to

register No.2 gun

District around position heavily shelled


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May 4 Friday

Battery all day.

No firing Visit from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

Gordon C. B.


May 5. Saturday

Kemmel C.P. all day 9pm German

strafe started, shells falling everywhere.

Beaver Farm, R.E. fired, not far from

our position Major and myself helped 

to get fire under.. 2 cows roasted alive

Fire lasted several hours, small

ammunition exploding Upon arriving

at this fire, was warned to leave. By two

R.E. officers, dressed in slacks etc. who

did nothing to get the fire under until

Major told them. This was not untill

the Major and I had carried about

100 buckets of water each.

20 rounds on Southern Brickstack with

cross observation from K2, steel tree to

register No.2 gun

District around position heavily shelled



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  • March 26, 2017 03:09:21 Cheryl Ellsworth

    May 4 Friday

    Battery all day.

    No firing Visit from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

    Gordon C. B.


    May 5. Saturday

    Kemmel C.P. all day 9pm German

    strafe started, shells falling everywhere.

    Beaver Farm, R.E. fired, not far from

    our position Major and myself helped 

    to get fire under.. 2 cows roasted alive

    Fire lasted several hours, small

    ammunition exploding Upon arriving

    at this fire, was warned to leave. By two

    R.E. officers, dressed in slacks etc. who

    did nothing to get the fire under until

    Major told them. This was not untill

    the Major and I had carried about

    100 buckets of water each.

    20 rounds on Southern Brickstack with

    cross observation from K2, steel tree to

    register No.2 gun

    District around position heavily shelled


  • February 23, 2017 05:50:25 Erin Selvey

    May 4 Friday

    Battery all day.

    No firing Visit from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

    Gordon C. B.


    May5. Saturday

    Kemmel C.P. all day 9pm German

    strafe started, shells falling everywhere.

    Beaver Farm R.E. fired not far from

    our position Mayor and myself helped 

    to get fire under.. 2 cows roasted alive

    Fire lasted several hours. small

    ammunition exploding Upon arriving

    at this fire was warned to leave. By two

    R.E. officers dressed in slacks etc. wh

    did nothing to get the fire under until

    Major told them. This was not until

    the Major and I had earned about

    100 buckets of water each.

    20 rounds on Southern Brickstack with

    cross observation from K2, steel tree to

    register No.2 gun

    District around position heavily shelled



  • February 23, 2017 04:24:13 Maethel Medina

    May 4 Friday

    Battery all day.

    No firing from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

    Gordon C. B.


    May5. Saturday

    Kemmel C.P. all day 9pm German

    strafe  started, shells falling everywhere.

    Beaver Farm R.E. fired not far from

    our position Mayor and myself helped 

    to get fire under.. 2 cows roasted alive

    Fire lasted several hours. small

    ammunition exploding Upon arriving

    o this fire was warned to leave. By two

    R.E. officers dressed in slacks etc. wh

    did nothing to get the fire under until

    Mayor told them. This was not until

    the Mayor and I had earned about

    100 buckets of water each.

    20 rounds on Southern Brickstack with

    cross observation from K2, steel tree to

    register No.2 gun

    District around position heavily shelled



  • February 22, 2017 06:30:04 Maethel Medina

    May 4 Friday

    Battery all day.

    No firing from Lieut. Gen. A Hamilton

    Gordon C. B.


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