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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Diary Entry - 27th January, 1916

I was orderly officer but missed the exercise in the morning, owing to my horses not getting in in time from La Motte farm. The afternoon was spent in shopping or rather entering numerous shops and having a look around – such as going into a boot shop, looking at lots of boots and buying a boot lace.


  1. To see contemporary maps of the area these can be found here:
    the Bethune map is NE36b NE - La Motte farm (probably what he refers to) is on the N side of the Bethune canal, E of the town. The frontline was somewhere just off (?) the east side of the map I think

  2. Thank you, I have changed that name and will take a look at that map ref. Really useful, much appreciated.