Up about 7 o’clock. Went to bed for the morning but didn’t sleep. Up in the afternoon and paraded at 4.30. Marched to Bus 1 where the 57th are running a hospital. We are to take over in the morning.
Up at 7 o’clock. Had breakfast and down again at 9 until tea time. Went to the D M C at night, and they were the very best show I have seen in France. On duty at night. Warned for the advance party to go to Bus1 in the [word deleted] <to>morrow.
Up about 7 o’clock. In bed all day. Bad weather. Went to a C of E service at night and it was very good. They took a full musical service as they had an excellent orchestra (the Dorset†) with them. The orchestra also played a couple of selections which were very fine. I wrote to Charlie and Ernie last thing. Came on duty at about 8 o’clock and turned into bed about one o’clock. My face rather badly broken out round my mouth, but my general health much better.
Up about 8.30 and went up to see the medical officer. Very much better but still feeling queer. Spent most of the day in bed. Had short walk in the afternoon, but it was very cold and snowed a good deal.
Went on duty at night. Slept in tent at night and the wind nearly blew it down.
Lay in bed all day. Felt pretty rotten though I had an early† night from 10 o’clock. The Yankee medical officer called to see me in the morning. Slept in the tent at night but not so well.
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.