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14 March 1917; Wednesday

Up at 7 o’clock. Marched off at 9.15. Had good march mostly on the main road. Our section leading. Had rain part of the way. Arrived at Pernes1 about 2 o’clock. Went into the village at night and wrote two letters at the Y M hall. Quite a big place with a market place. Billeted in a loft above a house.

17 kilos.

  1. Pernes (B): on the D916, 10km S. of Lillers (C) and 17km N. of Séricourt (A); Michelin square G5. 

13 March 1917; Tuesday

Up at 7 o’clock. Marched off at 9.15. Good road most of the way, but heavy marching at the end over a field. Arrived Siracourt1 about 2 o’clock. Walked round small village. Had coffee at an estaminet2. Billeted in a barn in a dirty farm.

15 kilos.

  1. Siracourt: Séricourt (B) is just E. of the D916 Doullens-St Pol road, 10km N. of Bouquemaison (A); Michelin square F6. 

  2. “Estaminet”: A small café.