Up about 7 o’clock. Turned in about 9 and lay until about noon. Had walk in the afternoon. Inoculated at night and shortly afterwards felt pretty rotten. Turned into bed and was so unwell (sick etcetera) that Holman brought the Yankee medical officer to see me. Got to sleep at 10 o’clock.
On duty all night. Up about 7 o’clock. Lay in in the morning and had walk in the afternoon. Went on duty again at night.
Up about 6.30. Relieved at about 8 o’clock and went to Bapaume 1 for a walk. The town is absolutely in ruins. Returned back about dinnertime. Went to bed after dinner and lay in for tea. Walked at night up to the concert hall but were too late. Went on duty at about 7 o’clock.
Bapaume (B); 7km WNW. of Haplincourt (A). ↩
Up about 6 o’clock. I had watch the shift before breakfast. Relieved about 8 o’clock. Lay down in the billet but couldn’t sleep. Went into town alone in the afternoon. Had short walk at night and went on duty about 7 o’clock. Got down about 11 o’clock and slept pretty well.
Up about 7 o’clock. On parade at 9.15. On fatigue all day cleaning out hut for dispensary. Put on night duty. Went up to service but were just in time for the finish. Sat up until midnight and then got down to it.
Up at 3 a.m. Paraded at 4 o’clock and went off in cars to Haplincourt1 crossroads. Got lorries from there to Achiet2 and train from there to Amiens3. Arrived at Amiens about 9.30. Holman taken rather badly. Had good breakfast and then visited the cathedral. In the afternoon visited the museum and were taken round by a Y M man – a very tactful and clever man. The sculpture work was the most magnificent I have seen, and the pictures were very wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the museum. Had tea and got train about 5.50. Arrived back at 9.45, very tired. Gertie’s Birthday.