On duty as usual. Received orders to move tomorrow. Took down our bivouac. Last thing received orders to pack our waggons and worked until nearly midnight. Slept in the hospital on stretcher.
Worked outside in the morning at the dining hall. My afternoon off. Went with Duggins to Baillel [sic]. Walked so far and then jumped on the back of a motor lorry. Had a good day. Posted a few postcards. Went to the Y.M. and played the piano. First time since I have been in France. Went to the pictures and enjoyed them. Rode back in horse ambulance. Charlie Farr, Sam Hall, and Corporal Salisbury† in and they were all pretty well drunk. Had a good day.
Up well before 7 o’clock.
Took our turn outside in the dining hall. Very little to do. I had fatigue over at the other side and helped to build a stable. Spent day digging over foundations.
Up at 6.30. Dressed and went across to headquarters with Taylor and off to Baileul C.C.S. for dental treatment again. Drilled a bit more out of my tooth and bade† me to go back in 6 days. Had a good day.
Up at 6.45 and had to hurry. A foot parade on and Taylor had to look after the group and I †to get the<m> washed†. Scrubbed one out with mop†. In the afternoon went across to headquarters and got a gramophone. It played most of afternoon, very good too. Washed mess tin first, mess tin cover and handkerchief. Wrote a letter home. Went to bed early.
Got friendly with an R.F.A. man called Salkeld, he went out in the afternoon.
Up at 7 o’clock. Kept busy all morning washing floor. Had afternoon off. Received letter from home telling me of Chadwicks’1 departure. Read some of British Weekly. Had eggs and coffee and custard for super.
Up at 6.30. Managed pretty well in the hospital. Finished at 6 and then went out and listened to band the in the village. Received parcel from home.
Up at 7 o’clock. On duty as usual. Fine day. Managed all right. Took coconut mat out in the morning and beat the dust out of it. A few more patients in. Read some of the British Weekly. Had short walk round at night.
Up at 6.30. Dressed and cleaned up in the hospital. Took over duties at 7.30. Managed pretty well. Only 3 patients in the morning but 9 at night. Came off duty at 6 o’clock. Went into village and listened to band. Called at the café near the hospital and had some coffee and custard. Turned in about 9 o’clock and slept pretty well. Very heavy showers in the morning.
Up at 6 o’clock. Dressed hurriedly and went on ambulance wagon again to Baileul. Waited until 11.30 when my turn came and I have to go back again on Monday. Had a tooth out. Arrived back at the hospital about 4 o’clock. Had tea. Went along to the C section hospital and put up bivouac.