Monday, 21 March 2016

21st March 1916

An Australian artillery piece in Romani, 1916, sans-sand tyres - on the 21st March,
the 11th Brigade (ex-3rd Brigade) finally received their artillery pieces from the
departing 2nd Brigade below).

Tuesday 21st March

The 2nd Brigade struck camp and left Tel el Kebir to day for Alexandria. Future destination not definitely known. Gen. Hobbs and staff also departed. Said "Good bye" to him. Howitzer Brigade took over site of 1st Brigade, 10th Brigade having yesterday taken over guns, equipment, etc. of 1st Brigade. 11th Bde. to day took over equipment of 2nd Bde and 10th Bde will occupy their vacated site. By the end of this week we should be well established in new quarters, both Brigades and also my HQrs. We have taken over General Hobbs’ site.

Gen. McKay took over command of 5th Division.

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