Arthur Linfoot was in trenches to the east of Albert at the outbreak of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.
- Friday 7 July 1916
After several days in trenches, moved to a village with a ruined château, very likely to have been Fricourt.
From 1 to 9 July, mostly stretcher bearing duties.
- Sunday 9 July 1916
Taken back to Laviéville by motor to stay there in ruined farm billets.
Cleaning and repairing.
- Thursday 13 July 1916
Excursion to Ribemont-sur-Ancre.
- Wednesday 22 July 1916
Patrolling near Mametz and Hardeourt-aux-Bois.
Mostly stretcher bearing duties.
- Tuesday 25 July 1916
In the aid post near Bazentin wood.
- Sunday 30 July 1916
Back to the ruined château at Fricourt.
- Monday 31 July 1916
Marched back from the trenches to Laviéville.
- Thursday 3 August 1916
Taken by waggon, train and on foot to Vauchelles-lès-Domart, 7km NE of Longpré.
- Saturday 5 August 1916
Walked to Flixecourt, 5km SE of Vauchelles-lès-Domart while off duty.
- Monday 7 August 1916
Taken by train via Longpré & St Omer to Bailleul (16km SW of Ypres).
- Tuesday 8 August 1916
Marched to Westouter (11km WSW of Ypres) to work there in the army hospital until;
- Monday 28 August 1916
Marched to Méteren (6km W of Bailleul) to work there in the army hospital until early October.
Thus, after some 7½ weeks in and around the Somme battle area, ALL’s unit had two months in comparatively quieter areas – though the Ypres Salient was under constant shelling and sniping.