C Battery War Diary March 1917

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Wardown Park Museum
Old Bedford Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU2 7HA
United Kingdom

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Summary of Events

 

“C” BATTERY

NO. 6 RESERVE BRIGADE, R.F.A.  (T)

WAR  DIARY

MARCH 1917

BISCOT CAMP, LUTON, Beds

 

 

Commanding Officer: Capt. COLSELL  (from 15.3.1917)

 

Mar 2

2nd Lt. WIGG, S.H., 3/6th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. is taken on strength of Battery

 

Mar 4

Lt. WHEATLEY, D.Y.                      Attached for Duty

2ND Lt. ILLINGWORTH, G.F.

“           RALLI, E.L.

“           BRIDGEWATER, H.                                “

 

40 Drivers and 30 Gunners attached to this Battery from B1 Recruits Depot

 

Mar 5

 1 Sergeant            Proceeded Overseas

33 Gunners

 1 Driver                                      “

 

Mar 6

Lt. KING, W.H., 3/5th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. proceeded Overseas

 

2nd Lt. KENT, H.                      SPECIAL RESERVE. Posted to “C” Battery on first

“          MARRIOTT, A.E.         appointment.

“          MORRIS, H.S.

“          PEARSON, R.H.

“          ROBERTSON, L.S.

“          ROBERTSON, C.B.

“          SAMSON, I.A.C

“          SAWTELL, H.E.K.                    “                                               “

 

Mar 7

26 L.D. horses transferred from Remounts, Swaythling

 

Mar 9

2nd Lt. EMBRY, B.                    SPECIAL RESERVE. Posted to “C” Battery on first

“           GRAYSTONE, W.         Appointment.

“           HAINES, S.G.

“           HOLLISS, E.I.

“           JESSOP, H.H.

“           MAYNE, G.W.

“           MILLER, R.V.                           “                                               “

 

Mar 13

2nd Lt. GRAYSTONE           Attached for Duty

“           HAINES                                     “

 

40 Drivers and 40 Gunners posted to this Battery from Provisional Depot

 

Mar 14

16 L.D. horses posted to this Battery from Remounts, Ormskirk

 

Lt. RYDER, A.F.R.D., 3/5th                    Proceeded Overseas

2nd Lt. BRIDGEWATER, 3/6th                                    “

Mar 14 (Cont)

39 Drivers proceeded Overseas

 

Mar 15

Capt. COLSELL assumed Command; Vice Capt., STEPHENS

 

Mar 17

Lt. BARROW, H.P., 3/6th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

5 L.D. horses posted to this Battery from Stanstead

 

Mar 20

2nd Lt. WILES, C.E., 3/6th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

25 L.D. horses transferred to Remounts, Swaythling

 

 3 Bombardiers           Proceeded Overseas

17 Gunners                                      “

 

 Mar 22

25 L.D. horses posted to this Battery from Remounts, Ormskirk

 

Mar 23

Lt. LUCAS attending Telephone Course, Dunstable

 

2nd Lt. GREEN, E.R. 3/6th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. is taken on strength and posted to Signals

 

Mar 25

2nd Lt. JESSOP, H.H.                 Proceeded Overseas            

“          MAYNE, G.W.                                    “

 

Mar 28

18 L.D. horses transferred to Swaythling

 

2nd Lt. EMBRY, B. Attended Larkhill Course

 

Mar 29

2nd Lt. E.H. HADDOCK             Attached for Duty

“          D.K. CAMBRIDGE                             “

 

 5 Bombardiers                         Proceeded Overseas

12 Gunners

 5 Drivers                                                       “

 

 2 Bombardiers                         Proceeded Overseas

16 Gunners

25 Drivers                                                      “

 

Mar 31

Lt. BRASNETT, N.V., 3/6th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

2nd Lt. ROBERTSON, E.A., 3/5th Lon. Bde. R.F.A. taken on strength

 

9 Gunners and 8 Drivers posted to 68th Divl. Arty. Diss, Norfolk.

 

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