1918 War Diary Appendices
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7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No 190
Ref Map Sheet 19 SE 1/20,000
1. INTENTION The Battalion will proceed by Route
March tomorrow, JANUARY 4th to "J" CAMP. 2. STARTING POINT CROSS
ROADS: - W.23.d.3.8. 3. TIME 9.40 a.m. 4. ORDER OF MARCH Hd.Qrs.
"A" "B" Drums "C" "D" 5. DRESS will be notified later 6. MEALS Breakfast
7 a.m. Dinners on arrival. 7. TRANSPORT will be Brigaded, and will
march under orders of the O.C. 152 Company A.S.C. 8. BAGGAGE All
kits, Orderly Room Stores, Company Stores, Mess Boxes, Workshops
etc. will be dumped at Q.M.Stores by 6.30 a.m. 9. CAMP The Company
Lines must be left clean, also inside of huts; latrines emptied
and refuse removed to incinerator by 7 a.m. 10. ADVANCED PARTY One
representative for Battn. hd. Qrs. and one per Company will report
to 2/Lieut. [D.] DAVIES outside Officers Mess at 8 a.m. and
proceed on cycles to the new camp. the Advanced Party will meet
the Battalion on its arrival ay J CAMP. 11. SICK will act as loading
and unloading party and proceed with the Transport. To report to
the Q.M. at 7 a.m. 12. ROAD CONTROL A distance of 100 yards must
be maintained between companies 2/LIEUT. [R.A.] STILES will
ride 500 yards in front of the Battalion and will warn traffic Control
of the approach of the Battalion, and will see that the proper distance
is being maintained from the unit in front (12th Middlesex Regiment).
13. REAR PARTY Sergt.WESTON will detail 15 of the R.E.Platoon
to clean up the Camp. This party will be under the Battalion Orderly
Officer, and will not move off until the Acting Staff Captain has
inspected the Camp. (SGD) H.C.BROWNING [Herbert Compton
BROWNING, MC] Captain & A/Adjutant 7TH (S) BATTALION
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT MUSKETRY PROGRAMME
up to 5th JANUARY, 1918
First Day GROUPING Tests will be given and two Classes
formed - one for further instruction in "Grouping" the other "Application".
(Note: Those failing to pass the Test in "Grouping" will receive
further instruction, before being placed into the other Class.)
These two Classes will be carried on throughout the week. LEWIS
GUNNERS on range every morning (SGD) H.C.BROWNING [Herbert
Compton BROWNING, MC], Capt. & A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 7TH (S) BATTALION
BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME FROM 5 JANUARY TO 8th JANUARY
Sat: 5th Interior Economy 1 hour Close Order Drill
1 hour Rapid Marching 1 hour Sun: 6th CHURCH PARADE Mon: 7th Musketry
1 hour Close Order Drill 1 hour Rapid Marching 1 hour Tues: 8th
Same as for 7th Lectures and Conferences each day. Gas Helmet Drill
each day (10 minutes)] Foot washing and rubbing each day (5 minutes)
(SGD) H.C.BROWNING [Herbert Compton BROWNING, MC]
Captain & A/Adjutant 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
FOR 8th and 9th JANUARY, 1918
8/1/18 "A" Coy 9.30 am to 10.30 am Close Order Drill
& Organisation 10.30 am to 11.30 am Platoon in Attack (as a Drill)
"B" Coy 9.30 am to 10.30 am Close Order Drill & Organisation 10.30
am to 11.30 am Platoon in Attack (as a Drill) "C" Coy 9.30 am to
10.30 am Platoon in Attack (as a Drill) 12 noon to 1 pm Close Order
Drill & Organisation "D" Coy 9.30 am to 10.30 am Platoon in Attack
(as a Drill) 12 noon to 1 pm Close Order Drill & Organisation 9//18
"A" Coy 9.30 am to 11.30 am Platoon in Attack (Drill) 12 Noon to
1 pm Close Order Drill & Lecture by M.O. on Care of Feet "B" Coy
9.30 am to 11.30 am Platoon in Attack (Drill) 12 Noon to 1 pm Close
Order Drill & Lecture by M.O. on Care of Feet "C" & "D" Coys Same
as above, but times reversed NOTES Running Parade 8 a.m. to 8.10
a.m. daily under Platoon Commanders Feet Rubbing 5 minutes daily
in billets under Platoon Commanders' supervision. Rapid Loading
& Muscle Exercises 15 minutes daily in billets under supervision
of Platoon Commanders. All training will be carried out in the neighbourhood
of the camp. Previous Training Programmes cancelled (SGD) H.C.BROWNING
[Herbert Compton BROWNING, MC], Captain & A/Adjutant 7TH
(S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
54th Trench Mortar Battery Operation Orders 8-1-18
(1) Gun teams will move to the line on the following
dates: 11th Royal Fusiliers & 6th Nthants on night of 9th Fusilier
Section to consist of L/C Smith L/C Hedgecock Pte.Hopson Pte.Jenner
Pte.Joyce Pte.Stacey Pte.O'Shea Pte.Taylor Pte.Howard. Northants
Section to consist of: L/C.Wooley L/C.Harrison (12th Mx)
Pte.Currall Pte.Hartfree Pte.Williams Pte.Whiting Pte.Turnham
Pte.Dunn (11th R.F.) These sections to be at ONDANK SIDING at
11.30 a.m. to entrain at 12 noon for BOEZINGE. They will meet guides
at EGYPT HOUSE at 5.30 pm. Each man will carry unconsumed portion
of days rations, 2 days rations, iron rations, 2 water bottles &
4 sandbags to be drawn from Battlns. No.26302 L/C.Jolly 6th
Nthants will change over with No.7573 L/C.Harrison (12th
Middx) at 5 pm 8th inst. (2) 7th Bedford & 12th Middlesex Sections
will take over from above at same time date to be notified later.
12th Middlesex Section will move to BABOON CAMP with7th Beds on
10th inst & will be accommodated & rationed by them. They will report
to 2nd LT.CURTICE. Bedford Section will consist of: 2nd
LT.CURTICE L/C.Reed Pte.Sawkins Pte.Swain Pte.Tatnall Pte.Taylor
Pte.Hudson Pte.Chubb (12th Mx) Pte.Harper 12th Middlesex
section will consist of: L/C.Jolly (6th Nthants) Pte.Elliott
(7th Beds) Pte.Newman (7th Beds) Pte.Pettifer (6th
Nhants) Pte.Hedges (12th Mx) Pte.Walden (6th Nhants)
Pte.Davey (12th Mx) Pte.Froggart (12th Mx) No.43119
Pte Pettifer & No.30990 Pte.Walden 6th Nthants will report
to 2nd LT.CURTICE 7th Beds on 9th inst & be rationed by above
Battln. (3) Two guns & 20 boxes of Ammunition will be taken to EGYPT
HOUSE from ATN BOMB Store by 5.30 pm of the 9th under Brigade arrangements.
(4) Battery Hd.Qtrs will close at "H" Camp at 9 am & reopen at SIGNAL
FARM at 12 noon 9th inst. (5) ACKNOWLEDGE VP.Payton, Lt. O.C.54
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT PROGRAMME OF
TRAINING FOR DETAILS AT DUBLIN CAMP FROM 11th to 17th JANUARY, 1918
Jan.11th Close Order Drill 9.30 - 10.30 Rifle Grenade
and L.G. Instruction 11 - 1 p.m. Jan.12th Close Order Drill 9.30
- 10.30 Musketry (Range Practise-Grouping) 10.45-12.30 Close Order
Drill 12.30 - 1 p.m. Jan.13th SUNDAY Jan.14th Close Order Drill
9.30 - 10.30 Rifle Range - (Grouping) 10.45 - 12 noon Rifle Range
and L.G. Instruction 12.15 - 1 p.m. Jan.15th Musketry - (Range -
Application) 9.30 - 11.30 Close Order Drill 12 noon - 1 p.m. Jan.16th
Rapid Route March (Drill Order) 9.30 - 11 a.m. Musketry 11.15 -
12 noon Close Order Drill 12 noon - 1 p.m. Jan.17th Rifle Grenade
and L.G. Practice 9.30 - 11 a.m. Musketry 11.15 - 12.30 Close Order
Drill 12.30 - 1 p.m. NOTES Running Parade each day 8 a.m. - 8.10
a.m. Gas Helmet Drill 10 minutes each day. Rapid Loading Practice
and Muscle Exercises 10 minutes each day A party of 35 will be sent
each day for work on Transport Lines Rifle Grenade Instructor: -
L/Cpl.Turner Close Order Drill under R.S.M.Amos. Musketry
Instruction under Sgt.T.A.Smith (SGD) H.C.BROWNING
[Herbert Compton BROWNING, MC], Captain & A/Adjutant.
7TH (S) Btn Bedfordshire Rgmnt. 7th (S) BN. Bedfordshire
Regt. Map Ref. BROEMBEEK Sheet 1/10,000
1. Intention On the night 12th/13th inst. the whole
Bde front will be wired. The right sector will be wired by the 12th
Middlesex Regt. and the left sector by the 7th Bedfordshire Regt.
2. Wiring Party The party to be detailed by 7th Bedfordshire Regt.
will be found by "C" Coy. and will consist of 3 Officers 8 N.C.O's
and 72 men. This party will be sub-divided into 4 platoons, each
platoon consisting of 2 squads of 1 N.C.O. and 9 men each. The whole
party will be under the command of 2nd Lieut N.C.E.COCKBURN
[Noel Christy Everist COCKBURN]. 3. Frontage The frontage
to be wired is the outpost line from U.6.a.18 to U.6.b.61. Exact
position of the wire has been marked out by the 92nd Field Coy.
R.E. 4. Tasks Each squad will put up 100 yds of Double Apron wire.
Work will commence at 9.30 pm and will be carried on until completed.
As soon as the work has been passed as satisfactory by an Officer
of the 92nd Coy. R.E. each platoon will return to BABOON CAMP under
orders of its platoon Commander. 5. Material All material has been
dumped at COLOMBO HO. Each platoon will report here and will pick
up one load. A special carrying party of 1 officer and 40 other
ranks from the Bde Details will be at the disposal of the O.C. wiring
party for the purpose of carrying material from COLOMBO HO to the
wiring parties. 6. Guides Each squad will be guided from COLOMBO
HO to the left of its task by one of the Bn observers. These observers
will subsequently guide the special carrying party to their destination.
7. Covering Party The covering party strength 1 Coy will be found
by A Coy. under 2nd Lieut W.CARTER. they will be met by guides
on the scale of 1 per platoon supplied by 11th Royal Fusiliers at
AJAX HO at 8 pm. They will take up positions as shown on map issued
specially to all concerned and will be in position by 9 pm. 8. Stretcher
Bearers On the scale of 1 per platoon will be taken by both wiring
and covering parties. 9. Action in case of attack by enemy (a) Covering
Party: will hold to ground at all costs and under no circumstances
are they to withdraw. (b) Wiring Party: will at once lie down directly
fire is opened and await orders from their platoon commander. All
troops working in the sector will come under the orders of the O.C.Sector.
In the event of it becoming necessary to withdraw the wiring party
owing to general attack by the enemy, the party will withdraw as
complete units under their platoon commanders and proceed to BABOON
CAMP via CLARGES ST. 10. Report Centres The covering party and wiring
party will both establish report centres at COLOMBO HO. Advanced
Bn.H.Qrs will be established at AJAX HO. 11. Completion of Work
As soon as the work on either sub sector (ie. West or East of the
COLOMBO HO Road) has been completed the O.C. covering party will
be informed by the O.C. wiring party and the party covering that
sector will be withdrawn. The front line posts and the Advanced
Bn. H.Qrs. will be informed as soon as this has been done. 12. Dress
Wiring Party Box Respirators and Steel Helmets. Covering Party Battle
Order less Haversacks. 13. Lewis Guns will not be taken by the covering
party. A.E.Percival, Major [Arthur Ernest PERCIVAL, DSO,
MC] Comdg. 7th Bn. Bedford Regt.
BATTALION ORDERS No.5 BY MAJOR A.E.PERCIVAL, M.C. COMMANDING
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 18/1/18
1. DUTIES Battalion Orderly Officer 2/Lieut.H.W.Haward
[Hereward Warren HAWARD]. "D" Coy. 2. INCREASES 2/Lieut.Ernest
James SCOTT, embarked 31/12/17, joined Battalion for duty 11/1/18,
is taken on strength accordingly. The under mentioned having joined
the Battn. on dates stated are taken on strength and posted to companies
as under. Joined 9/1/18: 23591 L/Cpl.Brunt, W. "D" Coy. 43153
Pte.Stott, R. "A" Coy. 12730 Pte.Cooper, F. "C" Coy.
Joined 11/1/18: 271066 L/Cpl.Brown, F. "A" Coy. 33643
Pte.Judge, W. "D" Coy. 21842 Pte.Stratford, H. "D" Coy.
Rejoined 11/1/18: 21546 Pte.Bawden, R. "A" Coy. 6936 Pte.Waldock,
G. "B" Coy. 31404 Pte.Shortland, W. "B" Coy. 33769
Pte.Shailer, S. "C" Coy. 13416 Pte.Crossman, A. "C" Coy.
23639 Pte.Richardson, P. "D" Coy. 3. CASUALTIES DECREASES
The Commanding Officer regrets to announce the following casualty.
KILLED IN ACTION: 43365 L/Cpl.Spinks, C. "B" Coy. 11/1/18
17010 Pte.Ferris, A. "C" Coy. acc. w'ded 13/1/18 41357
Pte.Hemsley, E. "C" Coy. w'ded (self-inflicted) 12/1/18 The
under mentioned having been evacuated on dates stated are struck
off strength accordingly 16201 Pte.Tyler, B. "A" Coy. 6/1/18
12860 Pte.Goss, W. "A" Coy. 8/1/18 31069 Pte.Burnham,
H. "A" Coy. 12/1/18 43153 Pte.Stott, R. "A" Coy 13/1/18.
(CORRECTED TO WIA19/1/18; SF) 4. NEW YEAR'S HONOURS His Majesty
the KING has been pleased to award the undermentioned Officers the
following Decoration in recognition of their valuable Services rendered
with the armies in the field during the present war THE MILITARY
CROSS: T/Lieut. E.W.Benson (attchd.Sig.Coy.) T/2/Lt.
C.A.Lawrence [Charles Alfred LAWRENCE, MC] (Auth:
Div. Routine Order No.367 d/9:1:18) 5. PROMOTION T/Lieut.C.A.Lawrence
[Charles Alfred LAWRENCE, MC] is hereby authorised to wear
the Badges of the higher rank of Captain pending confirmation by
superior authority. (Auth: 18th Div.No.19.353 "A" dated 10/1/18.
54th Inf.Bde.No.A/273/3 dated 12/1/18). 6. LEAVE The under mentioned
have been granted leave as per dates specified below. 11/1/18-25/1/18
20030 Cpl.Ely, R. "A" Company 15156 L/C.Swain, H.
"B" Company 31336 Pte.Phillips, A. "B" Company 30930 Pte.Sains,
A. "B" Company 7876 Pte.Cooper, A. "D" Company 12/1/18-26/1/18:
17234 L/C.Abrams, T. "C" Company 15130 L/C.Sturgeon, H.
"B" Company 14535 Pte.Haines, G. "B" Company 37079 Dmr.Field,
A. "B" Company 14/1/18-28/1/18: 23070 L/C.Weeks, R, "B"
Company 26470 Pte.Collins, W., "B" Company 15/1/18-29/1/18:
202387 Pte.Cross, A. "A" Company 200339 Pte.Wordley, W.
"A" Company 14237 Pte.Favell, J. "B" Company 16/1/18-30/1/18:
23648 Pte.Walker, J. "A" Company 43306 Pte.Hudson, G.
(att.T.M.Btry) 7. HOT COCOA BAR (Extract D.R.O. No.306 dated 8/1/18)
A Bar for the sale of hot cocoa and biscuits has been erected at
the Divisional Baths ELVERDINGE CHATEAU. Cocoa will be on sale to
all men after they have bathed. (Extract D.R.O. No.368 dated 11/1/18)
Owing to the continual pilfering of enamelled mugs Os.C.Units are
requested to instruct all bathing parties who wish to purchase cocoa
to bring canteens with them. (18th Div.No./286 "Q") (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Captain & A/Adjutant 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
BATTALION ORDERS No.6 BY MAJOR A.E.PERCIVAL, M.C. COMMANDING
7th (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 19/1/18
1. DUTIES Battalion Orderly Officer Lieut.G.D.Leys
"D" Coy. 2. REVEILLE Reveille 8 a.m. Breakfast 8.30 a.m. 3. CHURCH
PARADE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Service 10.30 a.m. Minimum number to attend
25 per company. Holy Communion after Service. Dress: - Belt and
Bayonet. Place: - To be notified later. 4. DECREASES: Lieut.Col.G.P.Mills,
D.S.O. [George Pilkington MILLS, DSO], having been retained
in England for employment with the Ministry of Munitions is struck
off strength from 23/12/17. (Auth. A.G., G.H.Q., No.A.G./2158/559
(O). 18th Div. 106/165 "A" and 54th Inf.Bde.No.A/218/5). No.37813,
Cpl.Machin, G.E. "A" Coy., having been accepted as a candidate
for a temporary commission is struck off strength from 23/1/18.
(Auth."Sent to England under the terms of M.S.letter No.516/8471
d/6:12:16") The undermentioned having been evacuated on dates stated
are struck off strength accordingly. 40496 Pte.Abel, W. "A"
Coy. 14/1/18. 39774, Pte.Carter, J. "C" Coy. 16/1/18. 5.
CORRECTION: Ref.B.O.No.5.D/18:1:18, para2 delete No.41353 Pte.Stott,
R. "A" Company. 6. CASUALTY The Commanding Officer regrets to
announce the undermentioned casualty. No.41353, Pte.Stott, R.,
"A" Company, Wounded in Action 12/1/18. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt. & A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT. CHURCH NOTICES
WESLEYAN Morning Service 11 a.m. followed by Holy
Communion. Evening Service 5 p.m. The above will be held in Cinema
Hall ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in St.Sixte Convent 10 a.m.
AFTER ORDER TO BATTALION ORDERS No.6 CASUALTIES
The Commanding Officer regrets to announce the following
casualties. KILLED IN ACTION: 41567 Pte.Pollard, A. "B" Coy.
15/1/18 WOUNDED IN ACTION 16761 L/C.Brown, A. "C" Coy 13/1/18
41535 Pte.Loveridge, L. "C" Coy 13/1/18 40673 Pte.Aldridge,
T. "D" Coy 18/1/18 29327 Pte.Mapley, J. "D" Coy. 18/1/18
41594 Pte.Masters, J. "D" Coy. 18/1/18 29832 Pte.Cakebread,
J. "D" Coy. 18/1/18 still at duty 40729 Pte.Henny, J.
"D" Coy. 18/1/18 still at duty (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Captain
& A/Adjutant. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
20th - 24th Jan. 1918
Sun 20th 9.30 - 11 a.m. CHURCH PARADE 11.30 - 5 p.m.
Bathing & Inspection of Arms, Equipment, etc. Mon 21st 9.30 a.m.
- 1 p.m. Kit Inspection and Clothing Parades. Cleaning up & Reorganisation
Coy Comdrs. Conference at 11 am 2 - 5 p.m. Games & Recreation. Tues
22nd 9.30 - 11 a.m. Short Route March by Coys. (Drill Order) 11.30
a.m. - 1 p.m. Lecture All Officers in Officers' Mess. 2 - 5 p.m.
Games & Recreation. Wed 23rd 9.30 - 11 a.m. "A" & "B" Coys S.P.
Attack by Platoons. "C" & "D" Coys. Close Order Drill and Musketry.
11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. "A" & "B" Coys. Close Order Drill & Musketry.
"C" & "D" Coys. S.P.Attack by Platoons 2 - 5 p.m. Games & Recreation.
Thurs 24th 9.30 - 11 a.m. "C" & "D" Coys S.P. Attack by Platoons.
"A" & "B" Coys. Close Order Drill. Rifle Grenade & L.G. Instruction.
11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. "A" & "B" Coys. S.P.Attack by Platoons. "C"
& "D" Coys. Close Order Drill Rifle Grenade & L.G. Instruction.
2 - 5 p.m. Games & Recreation. NOTES (1) 10 minutes Running Parade
daily at 8 a.m. commencing Tuesday 22nd instant (2) Signalling Officer
will submit programme of training by 12 noon 21st inst. Signallers
will be inspected by the G.O.C. on the 24th instant. (3) 10 minutes
feet rubbing drill will be carried out daily commencing 21st instant.
(SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT APPENDIX TO TRAINING PROGRAMME
FOR 20th-24th JANUARY, 1918 TRENCH FOOT PROGRAMME
Jan.21st Wash feet carefully in tepid water (not
hot). Dry thoroughly, especially between the toes. Rub vigorously
for 10 minutes (each foot) in upward direction, i.e. toward knee,
commencing with the calf and working downwards. Put on dry socks.
Jan 22nd. As for 21st. Jan 23rd. Use of Pedicuria according to instructions.
Jan 24th. As for 21st, but without washing feet. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
BATTALION ORDERS BY MAJOR A.E.PERCIVAL, M.C. COMMANDING
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 21/1/18
1. DUTIES Battalion Orderly Officer 2/Lieut.W.Ashton.
"C" Coy. 2. REVEILLE Reveille 7.30 a.m. Running Parade under Platoon
Commanders 8 a.m. to 8.10 a.m. Breakfast 8.30 a.m. 3. TRAINING 9.15
am - 10.30 am "A" "B" &"C" Coys Route March - Dress: Drill Order
11.15 am - 12.30 pm "D" Coy. Ditto 9.45 a.m. "D" Coy. Inspection
of Box Respirators by Bde.Gas Officer. 11.30 a.m. "A"Coy. Ditto
"B" &"C" Coys at disposal of Company Commanders. All Coys. ¼ hour
Foot rubbing. Company Commanders will attend Orderly Room at 9.30
a.m. Lecture - All Officers - in Officers Mess 12 noon. 4. REVERSION
The undermentioned revert to the rank of Private at their own request
from 21/1/18 40540 (Pte) U.P.L/C. Croissant, W. "B"Coy. 17518
Paid L/Cpl.Young, C.W. "C" Coy. 5. COURSES Ref.B.O.No.7 dated
20/1/18, para.9. This Course has now been postponed until February
2nd. The undermentioned will stand by, ready to proceed on the following
courses at the 9th Squadron R.F.C. "A" Course Assembling Jan.22.
Dispersing Jan.25. 16210 L/Cpl.Tucker, H. "A" Coy. Lewis
Gnr. 23391 L/Cpl.Brunt, J. "D" Coy. Signaller. "B" Course
Assembling Jan.25. Dispersing Jan.28: 13658 Cpl.King, R.
"C" Coy. Lewis Gnr. 14775 Pte.Stiles, H. "B" Coy. Signaller.
Lewis Gun Officer will arrange to send one Lewis Gun complete with
7 spare magazines and A.A.Sights and arrange to leave same at school
for both Courses. 6. BRIGADE SCHOOL The Battn.Orderly Officer will
inspect the N.C.O's of the Brigade School at 9.15 a.m. daily. 7.
PUNISHMENT No.26680 Pte.Dealey, S. "D" Coy. was this day
awarded 14 days F.P.No.1 for "When on Active Service overstaying
his leave from 22/12/17 to 1/1/18". 8. TRANSFERS The undermentioned
will proceed tomorrow, 22nd instant, to Machine Gun Base Depot,
CAMIERS, for transfer to the Tank Corps. Dress: Full Marching Order.
One day's rations. Parade at Orderly Room at 8 a.m. 33421 Cpl.Hull,
F. "A" Company 17369 Pte.Harrison, W. "A" Company 203281
Pte.Smith, F. "B" Company 21515 Pte.Brock, J. "C" Company
21527 Pte.Livermore, G. "D" Company 9. LEAVE The undermentioned
have been granted leave from 23/1/18 to 6/2/18. 2/Lieut.F.J.Kelf
13780 C.Q.M.S.Pollard, P.J.W. "A" Coy. 14811 Pte.Cannon,
H.C. "B" Coy. 33769 Pte.Shailer, G. "C" Coy. 2563
Pte.Elliott, W. 54th T.M.B. (att."C" Coy. 7th Beds) (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Captain & A.Adjutant. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
FOOTBALL BRIGADE LEAGUE 7TH BEDFORDS versus 12th MIDDLESEX
Bidmead (A) L/Cpl.Sewell (A) Tingey
(B) Sgt.Mears (A) Cpl.Machin (A) Cpl.Spring (H.Q.)
Sgt.Reed (A) 2/Lt.Donovan Cpl.Butler (A) Dmr.Clarke
(Drums) Dmr.Skipper RESERVES: Defence Sgt.Worrell (B) Sgt.Chapman
(C) Forward Pte.Pudney (A) KICK OFF 2 p.m.
BATTALION ORDERS No.9 BY MAJOR A.E.PERCIVAL, M.C. COMMANDING
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 22/1/18
1. DUTIES Battalion Orderly Officer 2/Lieut.R.S.Heard
"D" Coy. 2. REVEILLE Reveille 7.30 a.m. Running Parade under Platoon
Cmdrs. 8 a.m. to 8.10 a.m. Breakfast 8.30 a.m. 3. TRAINING As per
programme 4. STRENGTH Lieut.B.C.Foster [Bernard C. FOSTER]
is struck off the establishment of the Battalion from 18/1/18. (Auth:
M.S.Letter to C. in C. No.9518 dated 20/1/18) 5. PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS
The Commanding Officer has been pleased to make the following promotions
and appointments: 18196 Cpl.L/Sgt.Fitzgerald, G. "B" Coy.
to be Sergt. vice 3/8650 Sgt.Byrne, F. "A" Coy. placed on
establishment of 2nd Army Musketry School from 26/12/17. To date
27/12/17: 12747 Cpl.L/Sgt.Dring, J. "D" Coy. to be Sergt.
vice 22068, Sgt.Ibbs, A. "B" Coy. promoted C.Q.M.S. 1/1/18.
To date 1/1/18: 16553 Cpl.L/Sgt.Dawbon, W. "B" Coy. to be
Sergt. to complete establishment. To date 23/1/18: 3/8485 Cpl.Renny,
W. "B" Coy. appointed Pd.L/Sgt. vice 18196 Cpl.L/Sgt.Fitzgerald,
G. "B" Coy. promoted Sergt. 27/12/17. To date 27/12/17: 15196
Cpl.Poole, W.E.G. "A" Coy. apptd Pd.L/Sgt. vice 12747 Cpl.L/Sgt.Dring,
J. "D" Coy. promoted Sergt. 2/1/18. To date 2/1/18. 16475
Cpl.Phypers, H. "A" Coy. apptd. Pd.L/Sgt.vice 16553 Cpl.L/Sgt.Dawbon,
W. "B" Coy. promoted Sergt. 23/1/18. To date 23/1/18: 15459
L/Cpl.Collins, D. "D" Coy. to be Corpl. to complete establishment.
To date 23/1/18. 32728 L/Cpl.Trotman, A.V., "A" Coy. to be
Corpl. to complete establishment. To date 23/1/18. 15156 U.P.L/Cpl.
Swain, H. "B" Coy. to be Pd.L/Cpl.vice 10231, Pd.L/Cpl.Farminer,
W.A. "A" Coy. To England 27/12/17. To date 28/12/17: 15897
U.P.L/Cpl.Jacklin, W. "D" Coy. to be Pd.L/Cpl. vice 15459
Pd.L/Cpl.Collins, D. "D" Coy. promoted Corpl. 23/1/18. To date
23/1/18. 37591 U.P.L/Cpl.Briston, E. "C" Coy. to be Corpl.
vice 32728 Pd.L/Cpl.Trotman, A.V. "A" Coy. promoted Corpl
23/1/18. To date 23/1/18. The under mentioned U.P.L/Cpls. are appointed
Pd.L/Cpls. to complete establishment. 23/1/18: 240464 U.P.L/Cpl.Rowe,
C.B. "D" Coy. 15401 U.P.L/Cpl.Miles, A. "C" Coy. 14852
U.P.L/Cpl.Bull, J.W. "A" Coy. 6. TRANSFERS The following inter-Company
transfers on promotion date from 23/1/18. 15459 Corpl.Collins,
D "D" Company to "B" Company 15897 L/Cpl.Jacklin, W.
"D" Company to "B" Company 37591 L/Cpl.Briston, E. "C" Company
to "B" Company 5401 L/Cpl.Miles, A. "C" Company to "B" Company
7. LANYARDS As lanyards have now been issued to every man these
must be worn. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt. 7TH
(S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order no.198
MAP REF: BELGIUM SHEET 28 N.W. BROEMBEEK
1. INTENTION the Battalion will relieve the 7th BUFFS
in the afternoon of 24/1/18 at BABOON CAMP. 2. STARTING POINT INTERNATIONAL
CORNER STATION. 3. TIME The Battalion will entrain at 12.45 p.m.
Companies will be at the station ready to entrain by 12.15 p.m.
4. ORDER OF MARCH Headquarters, "A" "D" "C" "B" Coys 5. DRESS Full
Marching Order. Steel helmets will be worn. 6. MEALS Dinners on
arrival. Cookers will move off at 8.30 a.m. for BABOON CAMP. 7.
TRANSPORT First Line Transport will not move. 8. BAGGAGE Officers
Trench Valises will be dumped in WEST end of Officers Mess by 9.30
a.m. Thence will be conveyed by First Line Transport to BABOON CAMP.
1 blanket per man will be dumped by 8 am. 9. DETAILS All Details
will proceed to DUBLIN CAMP under C.S.M.Duffen. Parade at
Battn. Hd.Qrs. 12.30 pm. The Transport Officer will arrange to convey
Blankets, kits etc. All Baggage will be dumped by 9 a.m. "D" Coys.
Cooker will proceed with Details. C.S.M.Duffen will be responsible
for seeing that the Camp is thoroughly clean before leaving. 10.
BILLETS Regimental Lines will be left clean, Latrines disinfected
and refuse removed. 11. ADVANCE PARTY One representative per Coy.
and one for Battn.Hd.Qrs. will report to 2/Lieut.FLAVELL
[Thomas Henry FLAVELL] at the Officers Mess at 8.30 a.m.
and proceed to BABOON CAMP and take over from the 7th BUFFS and
allot accommodation. 12. SURPLUS KIT No.38 Hut in "J" Camp has been
allotted for Surplus Kit. O.C. Details (2/Lieut.D.Davies)
will provide a guard. 13. TRENCH MORTAR SECTION Will move under
orders from O.C. Bttery. 14. REAR Hd.Qrs. Rear Battalion Hd.Qrs.
will be at the Transport Lines, OTTER CAMP. 15. ENTRAINING Lieut.C.D.LEYS
will report to a representative of the 54th Inf. Bde at INTERNATIONAL
CORNER STATION at 12.10 p.m. with entraining States. Each Company
will send a representative to report to Lieut.LEYS at 12.15 p.m.
16. DETAILS FOR LOWER BABOON CAMP The 15 N.C.O's and men detailed
from each Coy. will proceed by train at the same time as the Battalion
under 2/Lieut.R.S.HEARD. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Captain
& A/Adjutant. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.195
29/1/18 MAP REFERENCE Sheets 27, 28 and 19 1/40,000. HAZEBROUCK
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move tomorrow, 30/1/18,
by Route March to HEADQUARTERS CAMP. 2. STARTING POINT LARRY CAMP
CORNER by Water Tank. 3. TIME 9.15 a.m. 4. ORDER OF MARCH H.Q. "B"
"A" "D" "C" Drums will move off with H.Q. After each hourly halt
they will drop back one Company. 5. DRESS Battle Order - less Steel
Helmets. Box Respirators in the "Alert" position. 6. MEALS Dinners
on arrival. Cookers will move off at 7 a.m. from LARRY CAMP. 7.
TRANSPORT Transport will move under orders given separately to the
Transport Officer. 8. BAGGAGE As much Officers Kit as possible,
Orderly Room Stores, Company Stores, Workshops etc. will be dumped
by the WATER TANK by 6 a.m. for conveyance by 1st Line transport.
the remainder of the Officers Kits, packs, Blankets, etc. will be
dumped by 7.30 am at the same place for conveyance by lorry. 9.
BILLETS Regimental Lines will be left clean, latrines disinfected
and refuse removed. 10. LOADING PARTY The R.S.M. will detail One
N.C.O. and 12 men from B.H.Q. to act as loading party. 11. SICK
Sick will proceed on the lorries. To be at the WATER TANK at 8 a.m.
with their kits. 12. AREA STORES Tables, Forms, Latrine Seats, etc.
are to be left in the camp. 13. DISTANCES ON THE MARCH A distance
of 100 yards will be kept between Companies and 500 yards between
Battalions. 2/Lieut.R.A.Stiles will ride ahead of the Battalion
to warn the Traffic Control, and to see that proper distance between
unit in front is maintained. 14. ADVANCE PARTY One representative
per Company and one for Battalion Hd. Qrs. will report to 2/Lieut.
DAVIES at H.Q. Mess at 8 a.m. They will proceed on bicycles
to HEADQUARTERS CAMP. 15. REAR PARTY Rear Party consisting of the
R.E.Platoon under 2/Lieut. [G.S.] RICHARDS will remain behind
to clear up the Camp and will proceed to HEADQUARTERS CAMP. This
party will not move off until the Staff Captain is satisfied that
the Camp is clean. 16. ACKNOWLEDGE (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt.
& A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT HEADQUARTERS
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
1st-7th FEBRUARY, 1918
Fri 1st Feb Clothing 9.15 am-10 am "A"; 10-10.45
am "B"; 10.45-11.30 am "C"; 11.30 a.m.-12.15 pm "D"; 12.15-1 pm
B.H.Q. Specialists 9.15-10 am "B"; 10-10.45 am - "A"; 10.45-11.30
am "D"; 12.15-1 pm "C" Organisation 9.15-10 am "C"; 10-10.45 am
"D"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "A"; 12.15-1 pm "B" Platoon Close 9.15-10
am "D"; 10-10.45 am "C"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm Order Drill "B"; 12.15-1
pm "A" Sat. 2nd Feb Cleaning Kits 12.15-1 pm All Coys. Marching
& Saluting 9.15-10 am All Coys Squad Drill & Speed in turning out
10-10.45 am All Coys Specialists 10.45am-12.15 pm All Companies
Sun 3rd Feb CHURCH PARADE and inspection of Lines by Commanding
Officer. Mon 4th Feb C.O.'s inspection in organisation 9.15-10 am
"D"; 10-10.45 "C"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "B"; 12.15-1 pm "A" Guard Mtg.
10-10.45 am "D"; 10.45-11.30 am "C"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "A"; 12.15-1
pm "B" Squad Drill by Sections 9.15-10 am "A" & "D"; 11.30 am-12.15
pm "B" & "C" Platoon Drill 10-10.45 am "A" & "B"; 12.15-1 pm "C"
& "D" Tues 5th Feb C.O.'s inspection in turn out 9.15-10 am "A";
10-10.45 am "B"; 10.45-11.30 pm "C"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "D"; Squad
Drill by Sections 9.15-10 am "C" & "D"; 10.45-11.30 am "A" & "B"
Specialists 10-10.45 am "C" & "D"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "A" & "B" Packing
kits Marching and Fighting Order 12.15-1 pm. Wed 6th Feb ROUTE MARCH
ALL COMPANIES Fighting Order Thurs 7th Feb Squad Drill by Sections
9.15-10 am "A" & "B"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "C" & "D" Specialists 9.15-10
am "C"; 10-10.45 am "D"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm "A"; 12.15-1 pm "B" Speed
in Turning-Out 9.15-10 am "D"; 10-10.45 am "C"; 11.30 am-12.15 pm
"B"; 12.15-1 pm "A" NOTES (1) Running Parade under Platoon Commanders
daily 7.45 am- 8 am (2) Specialist Training will be carried out
as under BOMBERS Under Coy. arrangements, one Officer per Company
RIFLE GRENADIERS being detailed to supervise this training. LEWIS
GUNNERS Under Coy. arrangements and in accordance with programme
drawn up by Battalion L.G. Officer, who will supervise training.
RUNNERS Under Battalion Signal Officer. STRETCHER BEARERS Under
Medical Officer. Specialist Classes for backward men will be arranged
in each company 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in each of above subjects and will
be supervised by an Officer. Each Company will detail 4 Reserve
Stretcher Bearers (including those already semi-trained) to parade
under the M.O. at 2 p.m. daily. (3) The object of all training is
to be development of smartness, improvement in turn-out and discipline.
the men's closest attention is to be obtained so as to prepare their
minds to receive advanced instruction in the field. (4) No time
is to be wasted when men are on parade. Parades are to be short
and pithy. (5) Officers, N.C.O's and men called out by their seniors
on parade will always come at the double (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) Bn. BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.196. REFERENCE:
BELGIUM Sheet 10 S.E. 7/2/18
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move to NOYON to
the 5th Army by strategical train on the 9th FEBRUARY 1918 2. TIME
OF DEPARTURE The Train will leave PROVEN station at 10.40 am. 3.
PARADE The R.S.M. will report to the Adjutant with one Marker per
Coy. H.Q. and Drums at 7.45 a.m. Coys will march on to their markers
at7.50 a.m. on the "Advance" sounding. the Battn will be formed
up in Mass ready to march off at 7.55 a.m. 4. DRESS Full Marching
Order. Leather jerkins will not be worn. They will be carried on
top of the pack. 5. ORDER OF MARCH Hd. Qrs. "D" "A""B""C". 6. ENTRAINING
& DETRAINING 2/Lieut.N.C.E.Cockburn [Noel Christy Everard
COCKBURN] will act as entraining and detraining Officer. he
will proceed to PROVEN one hour before the Battalion to reconnoitre
the Station, its approaches and its entraining facilities. He will
also arrange for hot tea to be ready on the arrival of the Battalion,
when he will report to the Adjutant. On the arrival of the Battalion
at the station, one N.C.O. per Company and Hd.Qrs. will report to
2/Lieut.Cockburn [Noel Christy Everard COCKBURN] for
instructions regarding trucks and entraining. 7. CYCLIST ORDERLIES
The Signalling Officer will detail L/Cpl.Brett and one Runner
with bicycles to report to Captain V.D.CORBETT, 12th Middlesex
Regiment at PROVEN STATION at 7.40 a.m. L/Cpl.Brett will
obtain a marching out state from the Orderly Room and hand it to
Capt.Corbett on arrival. 8. RATIONS Every man will carry
the unexpended portion of the day's rations, rations for the following
day and iron rations. 9. DISCIPLINE (1) Hd.Qrs and "C" Coy. will
each detail a picquet of one N.C.O. and 6 men to prevent troops
leaving the train without permission during halts (2) All doors
on the right hand side of the train must be kept closed. 10. BAGGAGE
(1) All Coy. Stores and Workshops will be dumped across the road
near Transport Lines by 3 p.m. on the 8th instant. (2) As much Officers
Lit and Officers' Mess kit as possible will be dumped at the same
place and time. (3) The remainder of the Officers' kits, Bn. O.R.
stores will be dumped across the road near the Transport Lines by
5.45 a.m. on the 9th inst. (4) All Lewis Guns & L.G.Equipment, together
with Trench Mortars and Vickers Guns and their equipment will be
packed on the limbers by 1 p.m. 8/2/18. (5) All Blankets, rolled
in bundles of 10, will be dumped at the same place and time. 11.
DUMP GUARD The Quartermaster will arrange for a guard over the Battalion
dump at PROVEN STATION. he will also arrange to accommodate and
ration them. 12. REAR PARTY 2/Lieut.G.S.Richards and 15 N.C.Os
and men to be detailed by him from the R.E.Platoon will remain behind
to clean up the Camp. They will not move off from the Camp until
Lieut.E.D.Alcock, M.C. Staff Captain's representative, is
satisfied that the Camp is scrupulously clean. the party will then
proceed by No.18 train leaving PROVEN at 1.40 p.m. 13. AREA STORES
Stoves, Stove Piping, tables, forms etc., will be handed over to
the Camp Warden and a receipt obtained from him. 14. TRANSPORT (1)
the Transport will be conveyed on the same train as the personnel
of the Battalion. Supply and Baggage Wagons will also move on the
same train. (2) The Transport Officer will arrange to move off so
as to arrive at PROVEN STATION at 7.40 a.m. (3) Animals will carry
the unexpended portion of the day's rations for the following day.
(4) Water Carts will travel full. They can be filled at PROVEN,
near the station. (5) Animals will be watered before entrainment.
(6) Head ropes must be taken for tying up animals in the trucks.
(7) Animals will be unharnessed and harness stacked in the middle
of the trucks. two men will travel in each truck. (8) Buckets for
watering Horses will be taken to water them en route. 15. HALT The
train will halt for one hour at TINCQUES, where (1) Horses will
be fed and watered. (2) Hot tea will be made and distributed to
the men. (3) A Buffet canteen is open for Officers and men. 16.
MARCHING OUT STATE Headquarters and Coys. will render an accurate
marching out state by 6 p.m. 8/2/18 showing separately the number
of Officers, other ranks and bicycles proceeding by train on 9/2/18.
This will not include Transport men. The Transport Officer will
render a Marching-out state by the same time, showing in detail
the number of Officers, other ranks, animals, G.S.Wagons, Limbered
G.S.Wagons and two-wheeled carts entraining on 9/2/18. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt. & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
11th-16th FEBRUARY (inclusive)
Mon 11th Feb Drill - Plat & Section 9.15-10.15 am
"A" & "B"; 10.15-11.15 am "C"; 11.45 am-1 pm "D"; Inf.Trng.Sec.18.para.2.
Guard Mounting 9.15-10.15 am "C"; 10.15-11.15 am "D"; 11.45 am-1
pm "A" & "B"; Specialist Training 9.15-10.15 am "D"; 10.15-11.15
am "A" & "B"; 11.45 am-1 pm "C"; 2-2.45 pm All Coys Tues 12th Feb
DRILL - Plat & Section 9.15-10.15 am "C" & "D"; 10.15-11.15 am "A"
& "B"; I.T.Sec 73 d Musketry 9.15-10.15 am "A" & "B"; 10.15-11.15
am "C" & "D"; care of arms, aiming Specialist Training 11.45 am-2.45
pm All Coys Wed 13th Feb ROUTE MARCH 9.15-11.15 am ALL COMPANIES
Dress: Fighting Order less Steel Helmets Feet Inspection 11.45 am-1
pm All Coys Specialist Training 2-2.45 pm All Coys Thurs 14th Feb
DRILL - Platoon 9.15-10.15 am "A" & "B"; 10.15-11.15 "C" & "D";
I.T.Sec 90-93 Musketry 9.15-10.15 am "C" & "D"; 10.15-11.15 am "A"
& "B" rapid loading Specialist Training 11.45 am - 1 pm All Coys
HALF HOLIDAY 2-2.45 pm Frid 15th Feb DRILL - Platoon 9.15-10.15
am "C" & "D"; 10.15-11.15 am "A" & "B"; I.T.Dec 94 Musketry 9.15-10.15
am "A" & "B"; 10.15-11.15 am "C" & "D" Rapid Aiming Rapid Loading
Specialist Training 11.45 am 2.45 pm All Coys Sat. 16th Feb Platoon
Str Point 9.15-10.15 am "A" & "B"; 10.15-11.15 am "A" & "B"; Attack
11.45 am - 1 pm "C" & "D" Disposal of Coy. 9.15-10.15 am "C" & "D";
10.15-11.15 am "C" & "D"; Cmdrs. 11.45 am - 1 pm "A" & "B" HALF
HOLIDAY 2-2.45 pm NOTES (1) Running Parade under Platoon Commanders
every day 7.45 a.m. to 8 a.m. (2) Specialist training will be carried
out as under: - Morning Lewis Gunners, Bomers and Rifle Grenadiers
under Company Instructors Afternoon 4 Lewis Gun Instructors per
Company report to Cpl.CAMP at "B" Coy. H.Q. for instruction
in next day's work. Classes for Backward Lewis Gunners, Bombers
and Rifle Grenadiers under Company Instructors (3) N.C.O's CLASSES
All N.C.O's of the Tank of Cp. and L/Cpl. not engaged in Specialist
Training will parade at 2 p.m. under Coy. Sergt. Majors. (4) SIGNALLERS
Signalling Officer will submit programme of training by 6 p.m. 9th
instant. (5) SCOUTS AND OBSERVERS 2/Lieut.D.Davies will submit
programme of training by 6 p.m. 9th instant. (6) STRETCHER BEARERS
Coy. Stretcher Bearers parade at the Medical Inspection Room at
10 a.m. daily. Coy. Reserve Stretcher Bearers parade at Medical
inspection Room at 2 p.m. daily.
7TH (S) BATTN. BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.197 12/2/18
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move tomorrow, 13/2/18
by route march to CAILLOUEL 2. TIME 1 p.m. 3. STARTING POINT Battalion
Headquarters 4. DRESS Full Marching Order 5. ORDER OF MARCH Drums
H.Qrs. "C" "D" "A" "B" 6. ADVANCE PARTY 2/Lieut.D.DAVIES
and the interpreter will report to Capt.J.M.BEASLEY, M.C.
at the Area Commandant's Office, BÉTHANCOURT at 10 a.m. 1 N.C.O.
per Company and Hd.Qrs. will report to 2/Lieut.DAVIES at
the Church, CAILLOUEL, 10.30 a.m. This party will proceed on bicycles.
7. REAR PARTY 2/Lieut.G.S.Richards and the R.E.Platoon will
form the rear party. 2/Lieut.Richards will be responsible
for seeing that all billets, stables etc. are left clean and then
follow on the Battn. at CAILLOUEL. 8. MEALS Dinners 12 noon. Teas
on arrival. 9. BAGGAGE All blankets will be dumped on the waste
ground by the road close to "B" Coys H.Q. by 10 a.m. All Coy. Stores,
Officers Kits, 1 Mess Box per Company and B.H.Q. will be dumped
at the same place at 11 a.m. 10. TRANSPORT Transport will move with
the Battn. and will march in rear. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt. & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.198
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move tomorrow 14/2/18
to REMIGNY by route march. 2. STARTING POINT Battalion Headquarters
3. TIME 10 a.m. 4. ORDER OF MARCH Drums, H.Q. "B" "C" "D" "A" 5.
DRESS Full Marching Order unless otherwise ordered. 6. DISTANCES
Usual distances will be observed until the halt for dinners, after
which distances of 300 yards will be observed between platoons.
7. ROUTE Via BÉTHANCOURT - COMMENCHON - VILLEQUIER - FAILLOUEL -
JUSSY to REMIGNY 8. MEALS A halt will be made for dinner at about
12.30 p.m. Cookers will leave CAILLOUEL at 9 a.m. The Quartermaster
and 2/Lieut.C.H.Pierce [Charles H. PIERCE] will accompany
them. 2/Lieut.Pierce [Charles H. PIERCE] will find
a suitable spot and then ride back to meet the Battalion and report
to the Adjutant. Teas on arrival at destination. 9. ADVANCE PARTY
2/Lieut.D.DAVIES and 1 N.C.O. per Coy. and Hd.Qrs. will leave
by bicycles at 9 a.m. for REMIGNY. 10. BAGGAGE All Blankets, Officers
Kits, Battn.Ord.Room, Coy. and H.Q. Mess Kit, less one Box each
will be dumped at Bn.Ord.Room by 9 a.m. The Officers Mess cart will
collect one Mess Box per company at 9.30 a.m. and will proceed to
join the Coy. Cookers for dinners en route. 11. TRANSPORT Will move
with the Battalion, and will march in rear. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS,
Capt. & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.199
REFERENCE: - FRANCE, Sheet, 66.c. ST.QUENTIN.
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move to BÉTHANCOURT
on February 26th 1918. 2. TIME In accordance with attached March
Table. 3. ORDER OF MARCH Drums, H.Q. "A" "C" "D". "B" Company will
move separately. 4. DRESS Full Marching Order, unless otherwise
ordered. 5. ROUTE JUSSY - FAILLOUEL - VILLEQUIER-AUMONT - COMMENCHON
- BÉTHANCOURT 6. MEALS Dinners at S.13.b.8.1. Teas on arrival. 7.
BAGGAGE Blankets, Company Stores, Officers valises, etc. will be
dumped at the Cross Roads, near the RECREATION HUT by 7.30 a.m.
8. TRANSPORT Will move in rear of the Battalion and will comply
with the March Table. Cookers, Water Carts and the Mess Cart will
move off at 7.45 a.m. and halt at S.13.b.8.1. for dinners. 9. TRENCH
MORTAR SECTION Will move with the Battalion to BÉTHANCOURT and will
then proceed to CREPIGNY. the seven men attached to this Section
for training will also proceed with them. All the kits of the above
should be kept separate when dumped. 10. REAR PARTY 2/Lieut.G.S.RICHARDS
and the R.E.Platoon will form the rear Party. they will move with
"B" Company. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT MARCH TABLE
1. Leave N.13.d.7.8 Time 8 a.m. Distances 300 yards
between platoons and each six vehicles Arrive M.10.c.0.0. 2. Leave
M.10.c.0.0. Time 10.15 a.m. Distances 100 yards between Companies
Arrive S.13.b.8.1. Halt for Dinners 3. Leave S.13.b.8.1 Time 1.30
p.m. Distances 100 yards between Companies Arrive BÉTHANCOURT From:
- Officer Commanding 7th (S) Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment. To: - O.C.
"B" Company 7th (S) Bn. Bedfordshire Regt. 43rd (Light) Infantry
Brigade for information 54th Infantry Brigade for information You
will move on 26th instant in accordance with the following March
Table: - 4.45 a.m. Leave ABRIS CORSE Distance between Platoons:
300 yards. 6 a.m. Bivouac at REMIGNY (if fine) or occupy "A" Coys.
Billets. 7 a.m. Breakfast. 9 a.m. - 12 noon BATHE 12.30 p.m. leave
REMIGNY. distance of 300 yards between Platoons as far as JUSSY.
3 p.m. halt for Teas at S.13.b.8.1. 4 p.m. Leave S.13.b.8.1. 6.30
p.m. Arrive BÉTHANCOURT (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
27th FEBRUARY - 10th MARCH, 1918
Wed. 27th Feb. Complete Inspection of kit equipment
and Clothing ALL COMPANIES indents to be rendered to Q.M. by 6 p.m.
Training Ground to be reconnoitred by Company Commanders. Thurs.
28th Feb. DRILL - Section and Platoon. 9-10 a.m. All Coys. Musketry
10-11 a.m. All Coys. Section Leading Attack formations 11.15 a.m.
- 12.45 p.m. All Coys. Frid. 1st Mar, DRILL - Guard Mounting 9-10
a.m. "D" Coy. 10-11 a.m. "C" Coy. 11.15 a.m. - 12,45 p.m. "A" &
"A" Coys. Musketry 9-10 a.m. "A" & "B" 1.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. "C"
& "D" Platoon in Attack 9-10 a.m. "C" Coy. 10-11 a.m. "A" "B" &
"D" Sat. 2nd Mar. C.O's Inspection in Turn-out 9-10 a.m. "A" Coy.
10-11 a.m. "B" Coy. 11.15-11.45 a.m. "C" Coy 11.45 a.m. - 12.15
p.m. "D" Coy 12.15-12.45 p.m. B.H.Q. Musketry 9-10 a.m. "B" & "C"
10-11 a.m. "A" & "D" DRILL - Guard Mounting 9-10 a.m. "D" Coy. 10-11
a.m. "C" Coy. 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. "A" & "B" Sun. 3rd Mar. Inspection
of Billets by Cmdg. Officer ALL COMPANIES. Time to be notified later.
Mon. 4th Mar. Platoon Drill 9-10 a.m. All Coys Specialists 10-11
a.m. All Coys. Platoon in Attack 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All Coys.
Tues. 5th Mar. Musketry 9-10 a.m. All Coys. Specialists 10-11 a.m.
All Coys. Platoon in Attack 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All Coys. Wed.
6th Mar. ROUTE MARCH 9 - 11.15 a.m. Bn. Hd.Qrs. and All Coys Foot
Inspection 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All Coys. Thurs. 7th Mar. Musketry
9-10 a.m. All Coys Specialists 10-11 a.m. All Coys. Counter Attack
Formations 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All Coys. Frid. 8th Mar. Guard
Mounting Rifle Gr. Firing Platoon Competition Srt. Pt. Attack Rapid
Loading BATTALION ASSAULT AT ARMS Sat. 9th Mar. Platoon Drill 9-10
a.m. "A" & "B" 10-11 a.m. "C" & "D" Musketry 9-10 a.m. "C" & "D"
10-11 a.m. "A" & "B" Specialists 11.15 a.m. - 12.45 p.m. All Coys.
The time 2 p.m. to 2.45 p.m. will be devoted to Instructors' Classes
as per Appendix "A" remainder of Coys. at disposal of Company Commanders
APPENDIX "A" INSTRUCTORS CLASSES
1. LEWIS GUNS The 4 N.C.Os detailed for the Lewis
Gun Course will report to 2/Lieut.HAWARD
[Hereward Warren HAWARD] at Bn.Hd.Qrs. daily at 9.30 a.m.
Each of these N.C.Os will take a class consisting of the four Lewis
Gun Section Commanders, or No.1 in his Company at 2 p.m. daily,
and will instruct them in the work for the following day. These
Classes commence on the 28th inst. 2. DRILL The R.S.M. will form
a Class of all L/Cpls for instruction in Close Order Drill. Duties
of N.C.O's etc. Those detailed in No.1 above will not attend this.
This Class will commence on the 28th instant. 3. MUSKETRY Each Company
will organise a Class to commence on 4th March, for all Sergeants
and Corporals in their Company. The Instructors will be those Officers
and N.C.Os who have attended the Brigade School
APPENDIX "B" NOTES
1. Running Parade daily under Platoon Commanders
7.30 a.m. to 7.45 a.m. 2. Signalling Officer will submit by 9 a.m.
27th instant, programme of training for Signallers. 3. Stretcher
Bearers will report to the M.O. daily at 10 a.m. Reserve Stretcher
Bearers (4 per Company) at 2 p.m. 4. Company Commanders Conference
at Hd. Qr. Officers Mess daily at 6 p.m. to discuss following day's
work. 5. Training to be concentrated on (a) Development of Discipline,
(b) Section Leading, (c) Musketry - Spirit of the Rifle, (d) Lewis
Gun Training. 6. MUSKETRY will take the form of Rapid Aiming, rapid
Loading, and Fire Discipline Practices. 7. Tactical Exercises for
all available Officers will be held daily at 2 p.m. commencing 4th
March. (sgd) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt.7th
(S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT Order No.200
MAP REFERENCES Sheets: ST.QUENTIN FRANCE 70 D & E
1. INTENTION The Battalion will move tomorrow 28/2/18
to ROUEZ. "C" Company will be billeted at NOUREUIL. 2. TIME 2 p.m.
3. STARTING POINT Sheet 70 N. F.14.a.3.4. 4. ORDER OF MARCH Drums
Hd.Qrs. "D" "A" "B" "C" Coys. 5. DISTANCES A distance of 100 yards
will be maintained between Companies. 6. DRESS Battle Order. Soft
Caps will be worn. Steel Helmets on the Haversack. 7. ADVANCE PARTY
2/Lieut.D.Davies and 1 N.C.O. per Company and Hd.Qrs. will
proceed to ROUEZ t o allot the billets. This party will leave Battn.
Hd.Qrs. at 9 a.m. on bicycles. 8. BAGGAGE All Blankets, Company
Stores, 1 Mess Box per Company will be dumped at the Cross Roads
opposite "A" Coys Hd.Qrs. at 8.30 a.m. Packs, Officers Kits, Battn.
Ord.Room Boxes will be dumped at the same place by 10 a.m. 9. TRANSPORT
Will move in rear of the Battalion. 10. REAR PARTY 2/Lieut.G.S.Richards
and the R.E.Platoon will form the rear party. 2/Lieut.G.S.Richards
will be responsible for seeing that all billets are left perfectly
clean. (SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt. & A/Adjt. 7TH (S) BATTALION
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT FRANCE
SHEETS 66 D. 70 D. 66 etc. ACTION OF THE BATTALION WHILE THE BRIGADE
IS BRIGADE IN CORPS RESERVE
1. While the 54th Infantry Brigade is Brigade
in Corps Reserve it may be warned to be in a state of readiness
to move at 15 minutes notice. On this notice being issued, the following
action will be taken: - [C omment: Order details removed, but include
water supplies, ammo, routes to take, etc.] sig COMMANDING 7TH (S)
BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7th (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT TRAINING
PROGRAMME OF WORK FOR WEEK ENDING MARCH 16th
As the Battalion will probably be chiefly employed
on Working Parties, specialist training will be carried on as follows:
- MUSKETRY. 1 N.C.O. per platoon under 2/Lieut.R.S.Heard. RIFLE
GRENADIERS 1 N.C.O. per platoon under L/C.Turner. LEWIS GUNS 1 N.C.O.
per platoon under 2/Lieut.Haward
[Hereward Warren HAWARD] and also one complete Lewis Gun
Section per Company in rotation. SIGNALLERS All available Battalion
and Company Signallers under 2/Lieut.T.H.Flavell [Thomas
Henry FLAVELL]. STRETCHER BEARERS Permanent and Reserve Stretcher
Bearers on alternate days under the Medical Officer. Time of Training:
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except for Stretcher Bearers, who commence at
10 a.m. Any other available men will parade for MUSKETRY instruction
(including firing on the range) under Sergt.Kitchener. (SGD)
H.SEYS-PHILLIPS, Capt.& A/Adjt.
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT SHEETS 70 D.N.W.
66 C. DETAILS ORDER No.1
1. INTENTION The Battalion Details will be formed
into 4 Platoons, a Drummer Platoon and a Hd.Qr.Platoon, and will
take up a position at 10 minutes notice on the following lines:
- "C" Platoon will hold the Trench which was pointed out at the
reconnaissance, running through S.29.c. "B" Company will be echeloned
100 yards on and on "C" Platoon's left to the road about S.29.b.5.6.
"D" Company will form the left flank on the road near S.29.b.5.6.
in the trenches reconnoitred this afternoon, to about S.29.a.1.9.
"A" Company will be in support of "C" Company's right flank, and
will take up a position about A.4.b.9.7., with one section in advance
keeping in touch with "C" Coys. right flank, and one section acting
as patrol on the eastern outskirts of NOUREUIL, and two sections
in Sunken Road in S.28.d. The Drums will occupy the trench running
through S.28.c.7.5. to S.28.a. central. The Shoemakers Tailors,
etc. will hold the redoubt on the top of the hill in S.28.c.7.4.
HEADQUARTERS will be at S.28.c.7.7. in the dugout on the crest of
the hill. (Order Details removed, but includes timing, order of
march, baggage, etc.) (sgd) W.J.W.COLLEY [William Joseph
Wellesley COLLEY, MC & Bar], Capt. 2nd in Command, 7th (S) BATTALION
7th (S) Bn.Bedfordshire Regt.
I. The Battalion will move to BOUTILLERIE today.
II. Starting Point H.Q.Officers Mess. III. Time 2.30 P.M. IV. Order
of March: H.Q., "B", "D", "A", "C". V. Dress Battle Order, Steel
Helmets, Blankets rolled over right shoulder. VI. 1st Line Transport
will be Brigaded and will pass starting point at 3.40 P.M. VII.
Lewis Gun Limbers, Tool Carts, Cookers, Officers Mess cart will
report at the MARIE [sic] at 1.30 P.M. All Lewis Guns and drums,
Tools, Cooking Utensils, Officers Mess Kit etc. will be dumped at
the MARIE by this hour. The R.S.M. will be responsible for the loading
of the Wagons. On arrival in the new area Coys will immediately
send one runner to Bn.H.Q. who knows the position of his Coy.H.Q.
(SGD) H.C.BROWNING [Herbert Compton BROWNING, MC],
Capt. & Adjt. 9/4/18 7th (S) Bn. Bedfordshire Regt. BOUTILLERIE
7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment 4/5/18 Order No.1
1. The Battalion will embus tomorrow 5-5-18 for the
forward area. 2. Head of Bus Column will be at Fork Roads WARLUS
H.20.c.7.8. facing the tail of the column 1 mile N of CAMPS EN AMIÉNOIS.
3. Time of embussing 9-30 a.m. 4. 2/Lt[s] King, Smith and
party of 10 men from Snipers and Scouts will meet Lt.Margoliouth
at head of Column at 8.15 a.m. for allotting busses with the exact
strength of embussing. 5. Starting Point X Roads in Centre of ETRÉJUST.
Time 7 a.m. Order of March. H.Q. A. B. C. and D Coys. Hd Qrs and
D Coy will parade ready to move off at 6.30 a.m. DRESS. Fighting
Order. Steel helmets must be worn. 6. Surplus Battle personnel proceeding
to Corps Reinf Camp will now proceed by lorry. They will march as
a separate unit as far as embussing point where Lt Tebb will
report to Lieut Margoliouth. Kits of above personnel will
be collected by lorry reporting to BDE H.Qrs. at 8.a.m. They will
be stacked respectively at Bn H.Q. and A Coy H.Qrs. D and A Coy
will each leave 1 man in charge. 7. 2/Lt [D.] Davies and
1 o.r. to be detailed by him will be at Bde H.Qrs at 8.a.m. to report
to Staff Captain for Billeting. 8. Refilling Point 5-5-18 will be
at X Roads N of MONTIGNY B.11.d.8.2. Sheet 62 d) Time 3 p.m. REVEILLE
5 a.m. BREAKFAST 5.45 a.m. ACKNOWLEDGE (SGD) A.W.G.SMITH. 2/Lieut
and A/Adjt. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
7TH (S) BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT 6-5-18 ORDER
1. the Battalion will relieve the 21st London Regiment
in the line tonight and will be in Brigade Reserve. "A" Coy. 7th
Bedfords will relieve "A" 21st London Regt. in HILL ROW. "B" Coy.
7th Bedfords will relieve "B" 21st London Regt. in DARLING SUPPORT
"C" Coy. 7th Bedfords will relieve "C" 21st London Regt. in VILLA
RESERVE "D" Coy. 7th Bedfords will relieve "D" 21st London Regt.
in COPSE TRENCH. Battalion Headquarters will be in LAVIÉVILLE at
D.11.a.0.8. 2. Guides on the scale of 3 per Bn.Hd.Qrs and 1 per
Coy.H.Q. and 1 per platoon will meet the Battalion at the Chateau
Gates, HÉNENCOURT. TIME: - 8.45 p.m. 3. Starting Point. Church WARLOY
[-BAILLON] Starting Time 7.45 p.m. Order of March "A" "B" "C" "D"
and HdQrs. Companies will move by platoons at 100 intervals. 4.
The 2 Lewis Gun Fighting Limbers will be loaded with Guns and Drums
required for the line and will move off at 7.30 p.m. and proceed
to the Chateau HÉNENCOURT where guns and drums will be picked up
by Companies. 5. RATIONS. Cooking for Headquarters "C" and "D" Companies
will be done at LAVIÉVILLE. T.O. will arrange to send up a limber
with the necessary cooking utensils. Hot meals for "A" and "B" Companies
will be taken up at night for this purpose the T.O. will arrange
to send Two Cookers and one Watercart to a point to be reconnoitred
in the valley West of LAVIÉVILLE. Companies will arrange for hot
tea to be supplied at about 2.0 a.m. 6. WATER. Water for drinking
purposes will be drawn from a well in LAVIÉVILLE. The Medical Officer
will arrange to have this chlorinated before issue. The T.O. will
arrange to send up 50 petrol tins for this purpose. These will be
dumped at Bn.HdQrs. 7. T.M.B. The T.M.Officer will accompany the
Battalion tonight. The T.M.Section will remain at "B" echelon until
positions have been reconnoitred. 8. The R.E.Platoon will remain
at "B" Echelon for the present. 2/Lt.C.S.Richards will report
at BnHdQrs. at 2.0 p.m. tomorrow for instructions. 9. PIONEERS (1
N.C.O. and 4 men) will accompany the Battalion, remainder will remain
with "B" Echelon. 10. The Medical Officer will immediately after
relief have a careful inspection carried out of all Anti-Gas appliances
and will render a report showing that material required by 12 noon
tomorrow. 11. KITS. Officers trench kits, Mess Boxes etc., will
be dumped at BnHdQrs by 8.30 p.m. T.O. will arrange to have these
conveyed to Bn.HdQrs in the line LAVIÉVILLE. The R.S.M. and one
senior N.C.O. per Company will proceed to LAVIÉVILLE this evening
and will carefully take over and check all trench stores. Lists
will be made in duplicate and signed by the Coy.Comdr. on arrival.
Duplicates will be sent in to BnHdQrs as early as possible. 12.
Completion of Relief will be reported by name of Company Commander.
ACKNOWLEDGE. (SGD). A.W.G.SMITH. 2/LT AND A/AJT. 7TH (S)
BATTALION BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT
7th (S) Bn.Bedford Regt. O.O.No.3 REF.MAP 52D.N. 1/20.000
1. The 7th Bedfords will relieve the 7th Buffs in
the LAVIÉVILLE line tonight. 2. Companies 7th Bedfords will relieve
corresponding Companies of the 7th Buffs. 3. Guides will be arranged
between Company Commanders. "D" Coy 7th Buffs will move from present
position at 9.30 p.m. "A", "B" & "C" Coys will move from present
position at 10.P.M. 100 yards distance between platoons must be
maintained when moving to new positions. 4. All Trench stores including
S.A.A. bombs, S.O.S. signals etc. will be handed over on relief.
Red & Green very lights, however will be brought out and not handed
over. Lists of stores handed over and taken over will be forwarded
to the Adjutant by 12 noon 14th inst. together with disposition
map. Care must be taken, however, that the proper number of picks
and shovels and all petrol tins (other than trench stores) are taken
out on relief - also one bomb per man. 5. The fatigue party on the
dug-outs at D.5.d.2.2. will be found by "C" Coy. 7th Buffs. 6. Lewis
Guns & drums will be carried by Lewis Gun sections. 7. rations for
"B", "C" & "D" Coys will be dumped at D.16.c.2.3. at 12 midnight.
Dinners will also be ready at that hour. Dinners - rations & water
for "A" Coy. will be at D.17.c.7.4. at 12.30 A.M. "A" Coy will arrange
to have carrying party ready at that hour. 8. Arrangements for meals
will be as under: - "A" & "B" Coys: - Dinner 9.P.M. Tea 2.30 A.M.
(B Coy may also arrange for tea at 9 AM on misty mornings only).
"C" & "D" Coys; - meals as usual. "C" Coys ration party, must however,
keep to the trench all the way. 9. Stokes mortars will take up a
position on relief at about D.16.c.4.7. and will cover the valley
about D.16.d.9.9. 10. Bn H.Q. will be at D.9.b.5.6. 11. Completion
of relief will be notified by lamp or runner to Bn.H.Q. D.4.c.1.1.
via B'de visual station by quoting the name of the Coy.Commander.
(SGD) H.SEYS PHILLIPS Capt. & Adjt. 7th
Operation Order No.5 Reference Sheet 62 D.W. 16/5/18
I. INTENTION "A", "B" & "C" Companies will be withdrawn
from the LAVIÉVILLE line this morning. "D" Company and all Lewis
Guns of "B" & "C" Companies with teams of 2 men per gun will remain
in position until relieved at night by the 11th Royal Fusiliers.
II. WITHDRAWAL Companies will move off as under: - "A" Company 8
a.m. "B" Company 8.30 a.m. "C" Company 9.0 a.m. Battn.H.Q. 10.0
a.m. They will move by platoon at 5 minute intervals and must take
every advantage of the cover of low ground. Platoons will proceed
to the windmill at D.1.a.7.0. where a guide will direct them to
the Details Camp. III. COMMAND "A", "B" & "C" Companies will each
leave behind one Officer to hand over the company sector and Trench
Stores to the Royal Fusiliers. They will meet representatives of
the R.F. at D.16.c.0.2. at 11 a.m. The Officers representing "B"
& "C" Companies will remain until their Lewis Guns are relieved.
IV. RATIONS Breakfasts will be consumed before moving. Extra rations
and cooking utensils will be taken back on two limbers which will
report at D.16.c.0.2 at 8 a.m. the Cookers & Watercart will leave
at 9 a.m. & proceed to the Transport Lines. "D" Company will retain
the tea ration & dixies to give the men a hot tea at night. Limbers
for Lewis Guns of "B", "C" & "D" Companies and D Company's cooking
utensils will report at D.16.c.0.2. at 9 p.m. The Mess Cart will
report at B.H.Q. at 10 a.m. V. TOOLS Platoons leaving the line must
be complete with picks & shovels. Petrol tins will be placed in
the watercart at 8 am Companies must endeavour to collect as many
of these as possible. VI. BATHS Companies will bathe this afternoon
under arrangements to be made by the Adjutant. VII. RELIEF "D" Company
will be relieved by "D" Company, 11th R.F. tonight. Guides on the
scale of 1 per C.H.Q. & 1 per platoon will be at D.16.c.0.2. at
9.30 p.m. On relief the Company will proceed to D.16.c.0.2. where
tea will be provided & will then march to the Details Camp. Lewis
Guns of "B" & "C" Coys. will be relieved by "B" & "C" Companies
11th R.F. VIII. REPORTS "A", "B" & "C" Companies will each send
one representative to report to Battalion Headquarters when they
have been withdrawn. IX. HEADQUARTERS Battalion Headquarters will
close at D.9.b.5.6. at 11 am and re-open at Details Camp at the
same time. X. MEDICAL ARRANGEMENTSThe Medical Officer will leave
at 9.0 a.m. but will leave sufficient medical staff to deal with
casualties till after "D" Coy. is relieved. XI. ACKNOWLEDGE. (s)
H.Seys Phillips Capt. & A/Adjt. 7th BATTALION
ORDER No.5 Map Reference. 62D N.E. 17/5/18
1. INTENTION The Battalion will relieve the 10th
Battn ESSEX REGT in the left sub sector of the right sector of the
Divisional front tonight. 2. DISPOSITION "B" Coy will take over
the front line. "D" Coy will be in Support and "A" and "C" Coys
will be the counter attack Coys. 3. TIME Coys will leave Camp at
the following times: - "B" Coy 9.15 p.m. "D" Coy. 9.30 p.m. "A"
Coy 9.45 p.m. "C" Coy 10.0 p.m. H.Qrs 10.15 p.m. Platoons will move
off at intervals of 2 minutes. 4. ROUTE. D.1.a.6.1 D.7.d.5.9. D.14.a.1.7.
D.14.c.6.7. D.20.b.6.3. thence along main AMIENS ALBERT Road to
D.21.b.0.8. 5. GUIDES Guides on the scale given to O.C.Companies
at the conference this afternoon will meet the Battn. at D.21.b.0.8.
6. TRENCH MORTARS the Trench Mortars Section will relieve under
orders from O.C. 54 T.M.B. 7. TRENCH STORES All trench Stores, Maps,
aeroplane photos, S.O.S. Rockets etc will be taken over. Copies
of receipts given will be sent in to Bn H Qrs by 4 a.m. 8. COMPLETION
OF RELIEF Completion of relief will be reported to Bn Hd Qrs by
giving the name of the Officer Commanding the Coy. 9. ACKNOWLEDGE
(SGD) H.SEYS-PHILLIPS. Capt and A.Adjt. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire