Friday, 27 May 2011
War Diary Entry: 26th May 1916
Went over with De Lisle and Grant to the GHQ Trench mortar school at Hesdin about 33 miles off. The last part of the road quite English and pretty. Hunter Weston & Maj Gen Fielden there, also Haywood and Anstey, the latter having just arrived from Egypt. They gave a very good tactical demonstration of the Stokes mortar, bombarding trenches cutting wire and then moving forward with the attack.