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Friday, 12 July 2013

Diary Entry - 12th July, 1918

In the afternoon, stroll southwards, along what was the old German frontline in 1917, to the Essarts Hannaschamp road, in search of C124 battery, which Rus Bell is in . Eventually find them, dug right in in the old Hun front line. Find Rus away and a Major Cutbush, who used to be in our division in the 47th(?) Bty, in command. He did me very well and said he would tell him where we were.

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  1. This appears to be 2Lt George Russell Bell - commissioned 17/11/1917, previously Gunner Bell. Who arrived in France 4/4/1918 - later won the MC.
    from Wurrook South, Shelford, brother of Captain John Bell, Australian Flying Corps, and youngest son of Mrs. A. C and the late John Bell, formerly or Lunan, Geelong,
    Lt (acting Major) Herbert Cutbush was a Battery Quartermaster Serjeant in 1914, who went to France with the 2nd Division Ammunition Column - one of many senior NCOs commissioned.

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