11 July 1916; Tuesday

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

Up again at 7 o’clock. Physical drill at eleven. Cleaned clothes and buttons. In the afternoon cleaned waggons and rubbed grease on the wheels. Got some grease on my tunic and belt. Read account of North Sea battle in a “News Chronicle” received from home this morning (Jutland). Lovely summer morning. Sat outside billet cleaning grease off tunic and belt. Had short walk with Lee before turning in.