Topic: AIF - 4B - 11 LHR
Apart from the War Diary which presents a reflected view of Regimental history, one of the best sources of understanding the immediate challenges facing a regiment is to be found in the Routine Orders. They are a wealth of detail.
11th LHR Routine Order 101, 18 June 1916
The key feature of this RO include the very poor structure and layout in comparison to other RO's. This is in stark contrast to Grant's desire to suggest that sentry duty was not seriously taken by the men. The tenor of RO's tend to reflect upon the efficiency of a regiment. The poorer the attention paid to the RO, the poorer the quality of leadership from the Commanding Officer. In Grant's case, this is not a surprise. We see Grant blaming his men for a problem that originates right at the top.