23 August 1916; Wednesday

Up at 6.45 and had to hurry. A foot parade on and Taylor had to look after the group and I called the roll†. Scrubbed one out with mop†. In the afternoon went across to headquarters and got a gramophone. It played most of afternoon, very good too. Washed mess tin first, mess tin cover and handkerchief. Wrote a letter home. Went to bed early.

Got friendly with an R.F.A. man called Salkeld, he went out in the afternoon.