16 June 1916; Friday

This is an extract from Arthur Linfoot’s own transcription of his diary, written in 1976.

Paraded 7 in the morning and marched to Rainneville. The whole Brigade passed before us and it was an impressive sight. Full marching order. About eight miles. Warm day. New billet in a barn at a French farmhouse. Better and cleaner than the last one. Had café au lait in the farmhouse. Went to bed early (i.e., lay down on the straw). Wrote letter home.