17 June 1916; Saturday

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

Up at 7 o’clock. Paraded first thing and cleaned waggons. An hour’s physical drill – and pretty hard too. A nice little route march in the afternoon. Walked into the village at evening and bought a paper. (Probably Paris edition, Daily Mail). Russians still advancing. Posted letter home.