ARMY GUIDE. I TERMS WHICH ARE BEING USED I EXPLAINED. There is naturally a large and growing de- mand for information on military matters, and especially for clear definitions of the terms applied to the different units in the army. In the following short glossary it will be noted terms have a different significance in the differ- ent "arms". COMPANY. Infantry.-250 officers and men, Mounted Infantry.-163 officers and men. Royal Engineers.—Between 180 and 200 Army Service Corps-About 100. BATTALION. The battalion is the infantry unit, and con- sists of 1,000 men. Above this is a brigade. SQUADRON. Cavalry.-160 officers and men, divided into four troops. REGIMENT. Cavalry.-480 officers and men. Above the regiment is the brigade. BATTERY. Horse Artillery.—Six 13-pound guns, 208 officers and men. Field Artillery.—Six 18-pounders and 203 officers and men. Howitzer. -Six 5in. guns and 191 officers and men. Heavy.—Four "Long Toms" and 171 offi- cers and men. BRIGADE. Infantry.—Usually 4,000. Cavalry.—Usually 1,520 men, with a batt- ery of Horse Artillery, a troop of Engineers (Mounted Engineer "companies" are "troops") and a Field Ambulance. Artillery.—In the case of Horse Artillery, two batteries and ammunition column; in the case of Field or Fiejd Howitzer Artillery of three batteries and ammunition column. The strength of a Horse Artillery brigade is 671 officers and men and 756 horses. The Strength of a Field Artillery brigade is 793 men and 733 horses. The Horse Artillery gun is lighter than that of the Field Artillery, and fires a 131b shell. The Field gun fires an 18!lb shell. The British heavy artillery fires a 601b. shell. A bove the Brigade is a division. DIVISION. Army.—12,000 Infantry, three Field Artill- ery and one Howitzer brigades, one battery Heavy Artillery, 326 Mounted Infantry signals and engineer companies, three field am bulance and divisional baggage and supply train. Total 15,000 combatants. Cavalry.—6,000 men, two Horse Artillery brigades, signals, and engineer companies, four field ambulances, and baggage &c. train. Total 9,302 officers and men, with 9,307 horses and a number of motor-cars and motor-bicycles and tricycles. Total about 7,000 combatants. CORPS. No longer used to describe a British fight- ing unit. It is used to describe bodies distri- buted all over a fighting force, i.e, Army Service Corps, Army Veterinary Corps, and Army Ordinance Corps; the last deals only with the material of war, and furnishes every- thing TRAIN. The baggage and impediments of an army which is not carried with the First Line Transport. Usually includes water a-od small arms ammunition and cooks carts of travelling kitchens.
War Humour. I In a letter to his friends at Bristol,Sergeant T Cohill, an Irish soldier serving with the Expeditionary Force, giving some of his experiences in the War says:—Mick Clancy is that droll with his larking and bamboozling the Germans that he makes us nearly split our sides laughing at him and his ways. Yesterday he got a stick and put a cap on it so that it peeped above the trenches just like a man, and then the Germans kept shooting away at it until they must have used up tons of ammunition, and there was us all the time laughing at them. Gwaeddi "Llwfrgwn" ar y Cymry --Am fod bataliwn Territoriaed Meirion a Maldwyn heb gyrhaedd ei nifer llawn, ac na lwyddwyd i gael neb braidd i ymuno yn ardaloedd Penrhyndeudraeth, Talysarnau, Harlech, Llan- bedr, Dyffryn, ac yn y blaen, y mae rhywun yn y wasg yn edliw gan waeddi "Llwfrgwn" ar lafnau Cymry talgry'r lleoedd hynny, ac yn terfynu ei nodyn gyda'r cic cas a ganlyn:— Os bydd raid llenwi eu lie a Saeson, bydd yn warth tragwyddol i'r Dywysoganth. -♦
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To the Editor. Dear Sir. We, the undersigned, as cricketers, ask you to accord us the publicity which only your columns can give, in order that we may make a direct appeal to the vast cricket-loving public on behalf of the Prince of Wales' Fund. This Fund, which has been called into being by His Royal Highness to meet the countless cases of misery and hardship which must in- evitably follow on the heel of War, makes an instinctive and instantaneous appeal to the generosity of the public, and we, as cricketers know that there is no public so sportmanlike and so generous as the cricketing crowd. As the Prince has truly paid, "this is the time when we all stand by one another". All of us as a nation are members of a national team. We have before us as we write the vision of many a fair English cricket ground packed with eager multitudes. We have pleasant memories of seas of faces which, in happier times, have watched us play. If only at this moment of trial we could gather in the sums which have been paid as gate-money bt cricket matches, those on whom the war has laid a desolating band would be- nefit indeed. The wives and families of our Soldiers and Sailors would at least be secure from want. It is this thought which has given rise to this particular appeal. We ask all those who have watched us play, and who have cheer- fully paid their half-crowns, shillings and sixpences as gate-money, to step forward and contribute over again their half crowns, shill- ings, and sixpences to the Prince's Fund, out of gratitude for the enjoyment the cricket field has given them in the past. Let everyone who has followed cricket re- call to mind the matches he has witnessed an dl enjoyed, and let each one contribute according to the pleasantness of his memories. Then we- shall have for those whom the War has robbed not only of happiness, but even of the means of livelihood, a truly royal sum. Without any undue spirit of self-importance- we may perhaps say that we have contributed not a little to the interest the public takes in cricket, and therefore we make this personal appeal from ourselves to all those who love- the game to send whatever they can spare tOI H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Buckingharm Palace, Londrn, N.W, Yours faithfully, J. W. H. T. Douglas, F. R. Foster, F. H. Gillingham, W. G. Grace, Harris, T. Hayward, G. Hirst, J. B. Hobbs. G. L. Jessop, W. Rhodes, R. H. Spooner, P. F. Warner, F. E. Woolley.
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