Tuesday, 8 March 2016

8th March 1916

A Q.F. 4.5 inch Howitzer being towed through the Egyptian sand with specialised sand
tyres - after its formation two days beforehand on the 6th March, the new 103rd Howitzer
Brigade assumed some of the original members of the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (below). 
[Courtesy of Wikiwand]


A number of our own men left the Brigade and went over to the 103rd Howitzer Battery.

Wednesday 8th March

Went up by 7 AM train to Cairo re recruits for New Div. Artillery. Spent the day with Col. Christian in Cairo, came down with him in evening train. Gen. Murray Commander in Chief M.E.F. also on train. Arranged for Rabett to go up to Cairo tomorrow to represent 4th Div. Arty, Col. Cox Taylor representing 5th D.A.

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