Brigade HQ.

0625 Brigade Major ordered strict MT control. Only operationally necessary vehicles to be on roads. Chains to be discarded when leaving tracks.

0920 Divisional order ref MT restrictions in view of bad weather received.

1400 Main Brigade HQ closed Convent, Petacciato (H712792) and reopened same time Farm H6777. Tac HQ closed 1430 and joined Main HQ at above location.

1730 6 Innisks sitrep. Intermittent shelling all day bridge area. Enemy MG fire reported from area Olive Grove 627827 at 1055hrs and 1550hrs.

1830 Brigade HQ closed Farm H6777 and reopened Convent, Petacciato same time.

2105 Brigade Commander to attend conference Divisional HQ A Mess 1730 30th October.

2305 Divisional order to prevent unnecessary transport on roads. Vehicles to be issued with COs’ permit. CMP arranging checkpoints.


1 RIrF.

0645 Bttn was ordered to move to San Giacomo.

1045 Bttn moved.

1300 Bttn in new position.

Captain BDH Dunn, Adjutant and Captain WH Lang RMO were admitted to hospital. Lieut DF Thomason took over the duties of adjutant.

Lieutenant Hugh Hutchison, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Lance Corporal William Baker, Royal Irish Fusiliers.


6 Innisks – RIVER TRIGNO.

Weather improved somewhat. Shelling of crossing now became so accurate that individual men crossing by day were fired at by 105mm guns. A Coy relieved B Coy forward of river by night.


2 LIR.

The Battalion dig in their new positions.

Occasional enemy shelling of the Diversion and Bridge. Enemy counter battery fire on guns just behind the Battalion area.