This is an extract from Arthur Linfoot’s own transcription of his diary, written in 1976.
Up at seven a.m. After breakfast we walked down to the horse lines. Made a big shelter from rain with waggon sheets and waggons. Very hot day and I felt very tired. Germans shelled very heavily to the left and right of us with big stuff. After tea a few squads were sent up as reserves to the 59th Ambulance and the rest of us came back to the Chateau near Fricourt. Told to be ready to fall in and go up the line any time. Slept in the bivouac with Lavere again.