This map traces Arthur Linfoot’s movements immediately after his arrival in France in June 1916.
- Wednesday 31 May 1916
Sailed from Southampton aboard the Karnak.
- Thursday 1 June 1916
Arrived at Le Havre, sailed up Seine.
- Friday 2 June 1916
Arrived at Rouen, to camp there, until;
- Wednesday 7 June/Thursday 8 June 1916
Train to Longpré-les-Corps-Saints, 16km SE of Abbeville
Physical training, gas drill, other instruction; this was a period of preparation for the 1st Battle of the Somme.
- Thursday 8 June 1916
Walked to the nearby village of Vignacourt on the first of several occasions over the next few days.
- Friday 16 June 1916
Marched to Rainneville (8km NE of Amiens).
- Tuesday 27 June 1916
Marched to Laviéville (6km W of Albert)
Laviéville: immediately west of Albert, at the centre of the forthcoming attack. Troops were in position for the Somme attack, planned for 29 June but postponed due to bad weather until 1 July.
- Thursday 29 June 1916
Walked to Hénencourt, 2km N of Laviéville, his last such excursion before the Somme.