Tuesday, 4 December 2012
We go to the new wagon lines, leaving at one p.m. and getting onto good ground down near the canal just between Ruyaulcourt and Bertincourt. But, unfortunately, we were not stopping there. Pelham came round and told us we were to move on to Bertincourt in the morning. As we marched into the village, I was somewhat surprised at meeting Dixon of the 15th battery taking an officer from each battery and two NCOs to reconnoitre the new gun position to the rear of Hermes near Square Copse. Evidently, we were to come back there and drop into action at a range of 6,500 yards. Siggers luckily arrived at the wagon lines at three thirty, just as we were getting the lines up, and told us all that was happening so we were able to send off limbers and GS wagons straightaway to move the guns that night. I also got McLean of the second section DAC to send up 10 wagons.
Posted by zmkc at 14:25