29 July 1916; Saturday

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

Slept well and up at 8 o’clock. Marched up to the big Canadian dugout and on from there to our advanced dressing station at 8 o’clock. Built bivouac in the big open dugout. Dealt with five stretcher cases and a few walking cases from artillery nearby. Lay down about 4 a.m. but slept badly owing to the noise of our guns and a few German shells. Felt depressed and “windy”. With Bascombe all day.