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10 April 1917; Tuesday

Up at 8 o’clock. Relieving party arrived between 8 – 91. The Germans shelled the road very heavily and by about 3.00 were into two fields on the right. Had a bath parade in the afternoon.

Walked about at night.

Heard of the capture of Vimy Ridge.

  1. ALL does not record his destination, having been relieved of front line duty after  a week (he arrived at the front line on 3 April), but it was probably La Clytte again. 

9 April 1917; Monday

Up at 8 o’clock. Practically nothing to do all day. Wrote letter to Ernie. Received letter and parcel from home. Cold day and a few showers of snow. Read some of “Villette.”1 The man badly wounded in the arm2 died tonight. I felt a bit queer as is Captain Strickland.

Vimy Ridge captured by the British.

Sat at bay.

  1. Villette: a novel by Charlotte Brontë. See also Villette and Arthur Linfoot’s Library

  2. “The man badly wounded in the arm”; possibly the unnamed man mentioned on 7 April as having a cut artery?