9 July 1916; Sunday

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

When in the Line hurt knee on barbed wire. Now swollen and painful. We moved back to Albert for a rest. Germans shelling the town so taken back to Laviéville. All worn out so taken in ambulances – four kilometres. Good billets in barn. Washed and shaved after few days without either. Parcel from home. Meal of bully beef, biscuits and tea and real butter from parcel. Slept well.

(Diary written up when out resting. Some incidents remembered years later, omitted.)1

  1. This footnote by ALL probably refers not just to this day’s entry but to most prior entries too.