23 June 1916; Friday

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

Up before 7 o’clock. Parades as usual. Practised various methods of carrying helpless men and I carried Lee ‘fireman’s lift’. (I was 9½ st.; Lee 121.) Gas tests in a barn in the afternoon, also tear gas test. Finished reading “Simon the Jester”.

  1. 9½ stones is 133 pounds, or a little over 60kg. 12 stones is 168 pounds or a little over 76kg.