Sunday 6 March 2016

Inspection on the March

Sir Ivor Maxse 

Monday 6th March 1916: The adjutant of the 7th Battalion informs us that yesterday the battalion moved from Corbie the short distance to Bray-sur-Somme. On the march they were inspected by Brigadier Thomas Herbert Shoubridge, in command of 54th Infantry Brigade and Major-General Sir Ivor Maxse commanding 18th (Eastern) Division(1), who both expressed satisfaction with the march discipline on display and general appearance of the troops.

Source: X550/8/1

(1) Shoubridge went on to command 7th Division from 1917, Maxse was made commander of XVIII Corps in 1917 then, in 1918, Inspector General of Training.

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