100 years ago: the War Diary of Lieutenant TW Mathias, 121 Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Had lunch at left in car for Bty. Arrived at Beaumetz at 8a.m. & joined 121.
LT TW Mathias had been a pupil at St Paul’s School in London. 271 more words
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24: Night duty at B.C. post. All quiet.
25: Dined off turkey
31: Celebrated New Year’s Eve.
On duty at B.C. post 2 a.m. 2 hours gas & HE bombardment
9 am Received message from Group to clear out as enemy plane had sent down coordinates of the position. 143 more words
26: Handed over to 135 and guns pulled out and proceeded to Wagon Lines. Rode Jacky and had mad gallop to Bertincourt with Clegg. Incident of horses at Bertincourt. 41 more words
4: Night duty at BBL
See copy of OP Report BBL for the night of 4/5th April taken from Lt TW Mathias’s Army Field Message Book: 365 more words
100 years ago, 2nd Lieutenant Thomas William Mathias of Putney, wrote in pencil in his pocket book which he used as a diary:
‘Left England and landed at Boulogne. 19 more words
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