Up at 7 o’clock. Received short notice in the morning that we are to move away to headquarters at 11 o’clock. And pack up and move off about 12 o’clock. I was very much distressed on the way and fell out about half way there with Harvey. Very heavy going. Arrived shortly after the parade. Shaved and cleaned up. Had afternoon off. Returned to the camp at Maily1.
Up at 7 o’clock. Shaved and dressed and went to tent. Had paste egg1 for breakfast. Posted letter to Charlie. Expecting 400 to [figure omitted?] wounded soldiers.
Up at usual time. Papers mention the capture of Serre & village beyond1.
Rumoured capture of Kut-el-Amam2.
Walked to Lealvillers but found no concert there. Bought some things and walked to the little cocoa house and had some biscuits and cocoa. Went to bed fairly early and slept well. Wrote long letter home. Had tent crowded out at night.
Up at usual time. Med<ical?> tent squared out. Fine day. Lots of rumours about the future. Wrote letter to Charlie.
Busy all day. M O called round twice† and rumour of the evacuation of Serre1. All sorts of news going round all day. Went to service at night at the Y M C A.
Up at usual time. Usual day. Not much to do.
Up at usual time and spent usual day.
Up at 7 o’clock. Dim and dull weather. Medical Officer very late in getting round.
Up at 7 o’clock. Usual day. Had some fun in the tent at night. Read a piece of picture papers. Heavy gunfire during the night. News of advance near very good.