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Units of distance used in British War Diary?

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Wexflyer

I was lust looking at the entry for 27/10/1914 in the war dairy of the 56th (Howitzer) Battery, 44th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. It states:

"Took up a position about 1500x (superscript x) east of HOOGE where the battery remained till 3.11.14"

My question is this - what is the unit of distance used here - feet, or yards, or (as this is in France) meters?

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Lancashire Fusilier

I was lust looking at the entry for 27/10/1914 in the war dairy of the 56th (Howitzer) Battery, 44th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. It states:

"Took up a position about 1500x (superscript x) east of HOOGE where the battery remained till 3.11.14"

My question is this - what is the unit of distance used here - feet, or yards, or (as this is in France) meters?

As it was British Artillery, I would think they most likely used ' yards '.

Regards,

LF

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