I have a small booklet entitled "Standing Orders for War & Peace for 4th Divisional Engineers". Dated 1939, it was clearly published between June 1939 as there are references to orders at that time and the Division's departure for France in September, it appears to have been compiled at the insistence of the C.R.E., Lieut. Col. AE. F.Q. Perkins. I was aware that Perkins had been replaced by the time the division went to France but have only recently looked further into his subsequent career. Sadly, he lies in the Communal Cemetery at Aalst, Belgium with date of death given as 10th May 1940. Casualty The only reference that I've found to him in my book collection is in Blaxland (p.72) "In another raid here (Aalst) this day Colonel Perkins AQMG of II Corps became the first British Officer to be killed in Belgium in this particular war." There is little about him on-line although there is a Belgian memorial website with grave photos and interestingly, the graves are in the Belgian style with photographs. Aalst Communal Cemetery He seems to have died alongside an RASC Corporal and RASC Driver. There is also an RHA gunner from the same date. Casualty Casualty Casualty Does anyone have the diary WO167/150 for II Corps Adjutant & Quartermaster ? I assume that the diary is likely to mention the loss of the Commanding Officer.