28 August 1916; Monday

Up at 5 o’clock. Marched off at 9†.30. Heavy road and very muddy. Arrived about 11 o’clock. Call new village Meteren1. Germans here a few days and driven out by British. Going to run a D.R.S. 2 and we are the advance party to clean up. Unloaded† waggons in the afternoon. Went round village at night and found Y.M. Played piano a bit. Dug latrines and dug up some refuse with a fearful smell.

  1. Méteren: 2km due W. of Bailleul. 

  2. “D.R.S.”: Divisional Rest Station.