Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:41 AM
Yep. 88th Bde RFA were with 19th Division, mentioned only in Farndale in the order of battle. However 19th Div's History records that the wagon lines for the guns were at Ytres, south of Bertincourt. It has an extract from OC Wagon Lines' private diary.
"Thursday 21st March 1918: I was at the Wagon lines on this date, having been here since the 19th, viz., at Ytres. This place has been shelled now with high velocity guns for the last week. I woke up at 4.30 a.m. with a very heavy bombardment by the enemy. This Wagon line was shelled the whole day. The enemy continued this heavy firing along the whole front for eight hours, sending over 1,000 gas shells. Received an order at 10 p.m. to go up with the limbers to remove guns as the enemy was advancing in large number. Got them out and into a new position by midnight, and returned with the limbers to Wagon Line; got there at 4 a.m."
The divnl history states that the RFA Bde's war diary records only moves of their batteries, so you may be able to pin down battery positions from the Bde war diary.