This is an extract from Arthur Linfoot’s own transcription of his diary, written in 1976.
On guard from 6 to 8 a.m. Had breakfast and wrote letters. On guard again 10 to 2 p.m. Just commencing dinner when ordered to return to billet and pack our kits ready to move. Paraded twenty minutes later at transport lines. Waited there all afternoon and then were sent back to billets to wait. Beautiful summer evening. Wrote letter to Ernie. Turned in about ten.