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11th December 1916On this day:
- Enemy Working Parties 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
Working parties at I.13.d.30.15, were dispersed three times by A236 Battery, with casualties. Hostile balloon up from dawn to 0800. At 0900 a hostile aeroplane came over Blauwe Poort farm. A236 Battery fired but this drew attention and battery was shelled.
- 33rd Bn AIF relieved 35th Battalion
Remainder of Battalion relieved 35th Battalion in Right (1) Sub Sector as per Battalion O.0 No. 3 dated 9/12/1916.
Strength of Co.s very much reduced by outside duties and specialists. cf Intelligence Summary attached dated 12/12/1916.
Graph system of organising as ordered by 3rd Australian Division found to be best method. Few modifications to suit conditions necessary.
- 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.132 NOT TO BE TAKEN IN FRONT LINE TRENCHES
33rd BATTALION A.I.F.
ROUTINE ORDER NO.132
Lieutenant-Colonel LJ Morshead,
Chappelle d'Armentières, 11th December, 1916
Telephones should only be used when an immediate answer is required, or in matters urgency. Conversations should be brief and to the point and time must not be wasted by endeavouring to make appointments and awaiting results. Enemy listening sets may be picking up conversations, therefore the greatest care must be taken with phrases shoes. Any officer, NCO, or man who discloses information useful to the enemy by means of telephone or buzzer will be tried by F.G.C.M.
SIGNALLING SCHOOL ZUYTPEENE 1228
The undermentioned candidates will parade at "Half past eleven Square" at 6:30 am, 12th inst. when motorbus will be waiting to convey them to destination.
The party under Lt. Cohen will report at Battalion HQ at 5 am on 12th inst. They should be fully equipped and rationed.
Lieutenant CAE Cohen
Cpl. CE Eaton
Pte. R O'Hara
(Signed) RC Jones 2/Lt.
Adjutant. 33rd Battalion A.I.F
- 11th December 1916 Ongoing training
- 11th December 1916 Exercise and training
- 11th Dec 1916 On Leave
- 11th Dec 1916 Cold Night
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