On 24th March...
...1917 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
Following officers joined for duty:- 2Lt A.HAMEL SMITH, 2Lt G.E. LOUGHLIN. Divisional Commdr grants authority for badges of rank to be worn as follows. Capt T.V. BARTLEY-DENNISS - Major. Lt. W.C. ADAMS - Captain. 2Lt A.D. BREACH - Lieutenant.