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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Diary Entry - 23rd February, 1916

A hard frost during the night and cloudy during the morning. At twelve thirty, we start trekking to new position at Fouquière, a few miles out of Béthune. Just before leaving, the snow starts to come down and a north-easterly wind rises. The Major goes on as soon as we get underway, leaving me to carry on. It was the coldest day I have experienced in France but it fined up after we pulled through Chocques and we arrived at four. Between Lillers and Chocques we passed a battalion of Irish Fusiliers and a lot of motor traffic.

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