14 July 1916; Friday

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

No bread and wretched dinner of boiled bully beef. Physical drill at 11 o’clock. Got hair cut. Rain in the morning, fine afternoon. Issued with new cap to replace cap lost up the Line – two sizes too small. On guard from 6 until 10 p.m. Found some blankets and slept on a bed in hospital barn. Very comfortable.