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Thursday, 2 June 2011

Diary Entry - 2nd to 4th June, 1916

On Friday, I was on duty at the guns and spent a quiet day. On Saturday, Siggers and I went to Gauchin-Legal to see the old skins. We were down there until two and lunched at a small estaminet on fried eggs. The only excitement there was that one man had helped himself to about 27 litres of wine out of a barrel where he kept his harness and we had to settle it up. The engineers had put up some new troughs with a small engine to fill two 400-gallon tanks as a supply. The whole thing has been put in very neatly. That night, on returning, I went to the OP and remained there all Sunday, being relieved by Bee in the evening. The Bosche twice put over some six 10-cm shells but they were on the crest below us some 30 yards. Some infantry men surprised me in the afternoon by walking straight up the hill in front of the OP. They were new people and had lost their way.

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