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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Diary Entry - 19th February, 1916

There was a general inspection at ten thirty and we marched off to a field about 100 yards from the Mess and the whole brigade formed up in a square and awaited the General's arrival. There was a cold wind blowing and Palmer of the 15th, to keep his men warm, doubled them round the field with a subaltern leading the field, much to the amusement of the rest of the brigade. The General (Walker) arrived about an hour late, walked around us, then made a speech, which very few heard, and departed. I was greatly surprised when at lunch Suttie said that I was to take over Kellagher's section.


  1. 'Palmer' is Capt Richard Lodge Palmer , 15th Battery, who I think joined in later 1915

  2. 'Walker' is the 2nd Division Commander:
    Major General W G Walker VC.

  3. Thank you for both of those.