Wet morning & very dirty. Coys do a little training. Lecture at 3.30 pm on consolidation of new line by Col. JOHNSON R.E. [ Royal Engineers], poor lecture, not a very good speaker. Rain all day.
Fine morning, sharp frost. Coys do training, nice day but rain again at night. Adjt. & several officers visit the line got back about 7.0 pm.
Snow in morning. Showery all day, very nice between showers. Coys do training. C.O. attends Brigade conference. Quiet night. Good sleep.
Wet morning and very dirty. Coys do training. Lot of heavy guns pass through village. Nasty miserable day. Quiet night, good nights sleep.
Monsieur DELTOUR Lucien 17, Leo 15
Madame ditto Lucian 13 Leontine 12
Very nice people about the best we’ve struck.
Fine morning. Good nights sleep. Church parade 10.0 am. Mr. COCKING visits me in afternoon with SM of his 13th have tea and pleasant evening. Fine night.
Arrive Bougemaison about 11.0 am and have to get out. Smash up on line. Get a lorry to NUNEQ then get another one to St.POL where I expect to find Div HQ but they have moved. Find out that BHQ [Brigade HQ] are at OURFON so get a lorry to there arriving about 5.30 pm. Find where Bttn is and arrive about 6.15 pm. Have a good feed. See H. TAYLOR & MANTON both look well.
Snow in morning. Visit Station. Train leaves at 2.45. Meet M & B 12.30 pm. Have dinner. They come to Stn to see me off, train leaves about 3.50 pm. I get in Guards Van nice and warm. Not a bad ride, but can’t lay down.
Fine morning. Get up about 10.0 am visit station for train, perhaps leave tomorrow. Meet M & B at 12.30 pm. Have dinner. Visit Camp in afternoon & get my movement order. See O’DELL, J. RYAN & several others. Good night. Sleep at Hotel C de F. Good sleep. Snow at night. Saw S.S.M. TAYLOR (Old Bob) Leicester Yeomanry.
Fine morning, some snow storms. Get up about 11.0am meet M & B at 12.30 pm. Have dinner, visit Cathedral in the afternoon, also Bon- Service, very nice afternoon get back about 6.0 pm. Nice evening with M & B. Sleep at Hotel C d F. Good night.
Get up about 10.0 am. Have a walk round & meet MOON at 12.30. Dinner out, poor afternoon no company. See MERRY at night & spend a pleasant evening, have a good bed at the Hotel Chemin de Fer! Good sleep. Snow at night. Saw Red Rocket.