33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No.140 33rd BATTALION A.I.F.
ROUTINE ORDER NO.140
Lieutenant-Colonel LJ Morshead,
Armentières, 19th December, 1916
VISIT OF C-in-C 1349
The Commander in Chief - Sir Douglas Haig - will be visiting the Army Area tomorrow, 10th inst. All ranks must be warned to turn out neatly and correctly dressed and shaven. They must be on the alert and pay strict attention to saluting, especially when the C.in C's car approaches. This can be readily recognised by the small Union Jack carried thereon.
WORKING PARTIES 1350
Working parties must parade at the times mentioned. For information of Company Commanders it may be noted that work will cease in the line as follows: –
7 am shift – Cease at noon
Noon shift - Cease at 1 pm
Care must be taken that men on morning shift have breakfast before leaving billets and that both shifts carry midday ration. Specialists will not be exempt from these parties unless expressly notified.
Men who parade for baths will be included in the working parties for afternoon shift.
Officers who are detailed to take charge of working parties must see that men do not idle.
Companies will submit daily at 1 pm a state showing
(a) men available for working parties.
(b) details of all others (including all temporarily attached) showing distribution
The two totals must show total strength of Company plus section attached in accordance with Operation Order No. 4, para 10.
GUM BOOTS 1351
All receipts obtained for handing over Gum Boots to relieving Battalion or gum boots store must be forwarded to Battalion Headquarters by 10 am on ?? inst.
The guard over Battalion Headquarters is cancelled. In future the duty Co. will mount a guard of one NCO and 6 men with one post at Co. and one at Battalion Headquarters.
The Duty Co. details of fatigue party of 4 men to report to Mr FE Bourepaire at ÉCOLE PROFESSIONALE, Armentières at ? am daily.
DUTY CO 1354
20-12-16 - C Co.
21-12-16 - D Co.
DAILY DUTIES 1355
Subaltern of the day: Lt. AG Farleigh
Next for Duty: Lt. JG Fraser
Regimental Orderly Sgt: Sgt. TM Rourke
Next for duty; Sgt. IC Dight
Regimental Orderly Cpl: Cpl. G Richardson
Next for duty: Cpl. F? Mackney
Officers visiting: Lt. JG Fraser
Artillery 20-12-16: Lt. CAK Cohen
(Report at Brigade Headquarters at 9:15 am)
The undermentioned having been discharged from hospital are taken on strength
No. 765. Pte. HA Eyles. No. 490, Pte. EJ McManus
No. 1413. Dvr. A Kinkade. No. 1100. Dvr. A Carpenter
No. 1417. L/Cpl. J McDonald. No. 1101. Pte. W Grove?
No. 87? Pte. ?? Smith. No. 5076. Pte. WH Miller
The undermentioned are struck off strength
No. 2123. Pte. ?J Pillar (killed in action)
No. 2074. Pte. ME Hockendorf (died of wounds)
(Signed) RC Jones 2/Lt.
Adjutant. 33rd Battalion A.I.F