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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Diary Entry - 4th and 5th May, 1916

On Thursday, I went to wagon line and just caught Kellagher off to RA HQ to try to get a car for Suttie, who was going on leave in the evening. After seeing Buxton, Kellagher and I went down to the hospital to try Major Samson for a car, but without success. The latter man showed us all over his hospital, from the engines of the Red Cross cars to the kitchens. It took us nearly two hours to get round. From there, I went into Béthune and got some things, including a haircut, and returned without lunch. It was a very warm day and did not feel much like lunch. When I got back, Suttie had gone to tea at RA HQ and from there they were running him into Béthune in the car. Friday, I was at the guns. We fired about 50 rounds through the day, an increase on usual allowance of ammunition. We have a trolley on the infantry railway now, which comes in very useful. It makes a great pace from the guns down to the Mess.

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