This is an extract from Arthur Linfoot’s own transcription of his diary, written in 1976.
Up at 7 o’clock. Physical drill in the morning. Fine all day. Letter from Geo. Crawford and replied to it. Washed feet in horse bucket. Marched off at 7.30 and reached destination at about 4 a.m. Passed close by rear of batteries and interested to notice the rim of the gun breeches light up red flame when the gun is fired in the dark.