19 March 1917; Monday

Up at 7.30. Had eggs and chips for dinner along with Harvey. Had full marching order inspection and then cleaned the waggons. Walked into Baileul1 in the afternoon. Had tea and then went to the Merry Mauves2 and enjoyed their concert. Returned about 9 o’clock.


  1. Baileul: ALL always omits one ‘l’ from ‘Bailleul’ in his longhand; the transcription follows this, but where he writes it in shorthand, ie phonetically, it is transcribed with the correct spelling. Bailleul (B): is 5km NW. of  Outtersteene (A) and 16km SSW. of Ypres; Michelin square I3. 

  2. Merry Mauves: The soldiers’ revue first mentioned on 22 September and again on 26 September 1916, also at Bailleul.