18 June 1916; Sunday

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

Up at 7 o’clock. Could hear the guns at the front very distinctly. On Church parade at 9. Open air service. After the service each of us were given a pair of socks. First time I have been at a field service. In the afternoon lay in a field writing a letter to Mr Inwood. Watched aeroplanes playing about. Fine day. Went to field service again at night. Had discussion with Lee about singing words in hymns which we didn’t agree with. Walked to the village in the evening.