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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Diary Entry - 13th September, 1916

Wednesday, after taking the morning parade at eight thirty a.m, I went to the OP and met Dixon there from the 71s. The light was bad and it tried to rain. At ten, Major Powell brought a Colonel, Captain and subaltern up from some 6-inch howtizer battery which had just landed here to strafe the minnies. They just about crowded the place out and registered one minnie, starting off with four rounds unobserved 2,000 yards over the target. Murdoch also brought a signal officer, an infantry officer and Cannover, who is taking over as orderly officer, along and blocked the whole place up. At twelve, the 71s commenced wire cutting and monopolised the place. Bailley was also wire cutting from the trenches, but could not see him.

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