12 July 1916; Wednesday

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

Up at 7 o’clock. C. of E. parade at 11. Some good hymns: thanks for survival. Read a few verses from bible and article by Claudius Clear in British Weekly sent from home. In village shop the old woman gave me a 2 franc piece I had dropped there some time ago. She found it after we left her shop and remembered me. Went to open air concert outside Town Major’s house in village. Our C.O. and another officer took part in sketch. Washed socks and pants and wrote letters.