12 April 1917; Thursday

Up at 7 o’clock. On parade at 9 o’clock and told off for the usual fatigues. Went up to the dressing station at 12 o’clock and worked until after 3. Returned close on 5 o’clock, pretty tired, and found that Harvey, Holman and I were on guard at 6 o’clock. Went on first. Finished at 10 o’clock and turned in for the night. A boycott† on a well because a well has been poisoned in the neighbourhood.

Heard that we have captured 11,000 prisoners, over 100 guns, 60 trench mortars and 163 machine guns.