12 June 1917; Tuesday

Up at 6 o’clock. Marched off about 6.30. Relieved men at first relay post. Saw an aeroplane go down in flames. Proved to be ours. Had a pretty hot time and the dugout was once filled with smoke from a shell. Not much to do and I only helped with two stretcher cases and one walking case. Shelled just to our left as Lyons† and I took down a walking case. Lee spent most of the day telling us his usual silly yarns.

Arthur Lyne in place of Harry Bascombe.