19 October 1918; Saturday

Up at about 7 o’clock. Changed over rooms and cleaned up. Received orders that we should prepare to be going into action tonight. Division going over the top. Party of bearers and A D S party moved off well after 2 o’clock to Avesnes les Aubers1 and arrived shortly after tea time. Got up into hutch building for billet and played cards with Wood, Dory, Billy and Edgar until late, and then got down to it. Wet, dismal night.

  1. Avesnes les Aubers : Avesnes-les-Aubert (B), 2km E. of Rieux-en-Cambrésis (A).