Up about 7 o’clock. Marched off shortly after 9. Arrived at Cagnocles1 about 2 o’clock. Wrote and did French at night. Had short walk.
Cagnocles: Cagnoncles (B), 14km W. of Haussy (A) and 6km E. Cambrai. ↩
Up about 7 and went to the baths all day. Pretty unsatisfactory job. Finished about 4 o’clock. Commenced to write letter to Ranald MacDonald and didn’t finish it. Heard that we have taken another 100 guns and advanced further. Guns sound a long way off.
Warned to go to Avesnes after I was in bed.
Up at 7 o’clock. Paraded for a bath at 8 o’clock. Paraded at 2 and got hospital ready. Told at 3.30 that Billy and I had to go to another village to a baths job. Went by car at 4.30 and couldn’t find our baths. Ultimately found the place in ruined village and returned to our billet for the night.
Up at 7 o’clock and found the place pretty full of wounded. I was clerk all day. The 61st Division relieved us at 4. We waited until after 5 for a car. Had to go a new way and were lost. Changed drivers and the new man was no good. Had a puncture and didn’t arrive until about 8 o’clock. Got down to it and slept well. Harry Streets back again with the unit. Heard that the Belgians had advanced well up the Belgian coast and that the whole region is moving forward.
Up at about 7 o’clock. Kept busy all day and were properly fed up at night. Had some bad cases in from field artillery. Not so much shelling, but quite enough.
Awoke in the early hours of Wednesday morning with heavy shelling in the village. Some fell behind our place and one immediately in front and the gas came to us very strongly. Barrage went up at 2 o’clock and the German artillery stopped.
Up at 6 o’clock and went in cars to Haussy1. Arrived there about 10.30 and walked across it to the far side and set up dressing station in cellars. Jerry shelled heavily all day and we had a pretty rotten time. A few dead men lying in the village and some civilians still knocking about. Trouble with cough at night and were all sneezing and coughing.