Up at about 6 o’clock and on duty. Short letters to Ernie and Charlie in the afternoon and had short walk with Harvey. Wrote to Ernie enclosing Charlie’s letter telling of his illness1.
Up at 6 o’clock. On duty as usual. My turn on in the afternoon.
Received letter from Charlie telling me that he has had Malaria M. T.1 and is recovering. His letter is very wild and he has evidently been very ill and is still in a weak and nervous condition. Wrote to Ernie and home at once.
Up about 6 o’clock as usual. On duty. Worked until 1 o’clock and from 5. Harvey and Holman called in. Wrote to Ernie and home. Received parcel of books from home. Short walk at night with Wood. Talked about dialects after we were in bed.
Up at about 7.30. Ordered to pack up and march off about 11 o’clock. Marched after dinner until nearly 5 o’clock, when we arrived at Sepmeries1. Received letter from Ernie. Pretty heavy march and we were tired when we arrived. Got down to bed early and slept well.
Up about 7.30. Washed and cleaned up. The bearers and an A D S party went up in the early afternoon. AB Wood, Cox, Tresand† and I left behind. Moved our billet digs in the village in the middle of the day. Wrote letters to Charlie and Ernie at night and did a little French. Had good sleep.
Up shortly after 7 o’clock. Received a few patients in during the day. The air full of wild rumours. Jerry in a sad way evidently. Received letter from Ernie and replied to it. Got down to sleep in the hospital room.
Up at 7 o’clock and on parade at 8 o’clock. Not much to do. Sick parade as usual. Received letter from home and pc1 from Ernie to say he is getting on well.
“pc”: Presumably post card. ↩
Baileul: ALL always omits one ‘l’ from ‘Bailleul’ in his longhand; the transcription follows this, but where he writes it in shorthand, ie phonetically, it is transcribed with the correct spelling. ↩
Up at about 7 o’clock and on parade. Received postcard from Ernie to say that he is in hospital with diarrhoea. Also a long letter from Charlie in reply to my long letters. Had walk at night with Harvey and long talk.