Moved to Morlancourt
Aerodrome, home of 9 Squadron, where he stayed for the rest of the year.
British attack on line
Eaucourt-Le Sars (on Albert-Bapaume road); all objectives taken on front
of 3,000 yards, Eaucourt occupied.
Saw doctor this morning, have got to rest.Touch of debility.
Still queer, had another days rest.
Bit better today.
Nothing much doing.Old
Tom Finch came back this evening, dam glad to see him.
British advance north-east of
Acting Corporal from today.Don’t relish the job very much.Still will try and stick it.
No drill this morning thank goodness.
British and French advance on
advance 1,000 yards and capture Le Sars.
Awarded the Military Medal, very pleased.
Had to walk from Maricourt to Guillemont this evening, got back
Military Medals were awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for individual
or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a
Commander-in-Chief in the field.
Henry Tabor’s citation reads:
“For good work as wireless
operators, and gallantry under heavy shell fire on the 4th Army
Front, during the battle of the Somme from July the 1st to
September the 30th 1916 the following have been granted the
Military Medal with immediate award:
Williams John Lewis 2/AM 8191
No 3 Squadron
Pitcher Arthur Edwin 2/AM
8192 No 3 Sqdn
Dowling William Henry 1/AM
7754 No 9 Sqdn
Tabor Henry Thomas 2/AM 7754
No 9 Sqdn
Watson George Lewis Gordon
2/AM 8237 No 34
Middleton James Charles 2/AM
8847 No 34 Sd“
[Honours and Awards List RFC]
Nothing much doing today.Finch
went out to batteries.
Had a fine concert this evening.
Went out with Lieut Turner, got lost, some game, eventually
found the Headquarters on the Briquitera Road, got back at .
South of Somme, French
advance on three-mile front and take all objectives, Bois de Chaulnes and
Ablaincourt, and 1,400 prisoners.
Nothing much doing today.
Went round batteries today on my own, very successful, got
through to Guillemont and visited all of them.Got back at .
Artillery at Guillemont
Had Cap frog instead of drill.Lot of rot.Finch
went round today.
Visited 15 batteries today, had to walk from Bernafay Wood.
Nothing much doing, had half day off and had a bath, quite a
Only got round 9 batteries today.Held up on road and then had to walk from Bernafay.
Repairing instruments etc today.Turned very wet tonight.
Didn’t go out today, too wet.
Finch unable to go out, same as yesterday pouring like Hades.
Got round to a few batteries put a station out to 20 Div.
Nothing much to note.
Left at got to Guillemont and then walked to Morval.
results of artillery bombardment. The once tree lined road to Guillemont.
British advance towards Le
Transloy capture 1,000 yards enemy trenches.
Left at did fine visited all batteries in neighbourhood Guillemont.
Instrument repairing, had a bon feed tonight.
Went out at today, took mast sections and ropes to 155 Heavy, brought
Shackel back, getting a commission.
155 HeavyBattery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Colleague killed: Edward
Charles Josling, 2/AM 7600 RFC, 9th Squadron.Born 1895, aged 21.Son
of Frederick Charles and Ellen Sophia Josling, of 101, Peabody Cottages,
Rosendale Rd., Herne Hill, London.Buried
at CarnoyMilitaryCemetery, Grave reference: W. 13.[from http://www.peterjoslin.btinternet.co.uk/joslin_war_dead.htm].