Wet morning. Fine later. Visit AMIENS. Nice town, cathedral sandbagged, plenty of FRENCH soldiers. Bought Pork chops 6 for 5.60frs. very dear. Bonne Promenade. Arrive back 8.0 pm. Saw WESTON late Sig Sg. 2nd Bttn.
Very wet day. Visit billets. Too wet for parades.
Madame LE PICHE ADOLPHE Cultivature
Train. Tedious journey. Lost my cap at CALAIS. Bad luck . Arrive LONGEAU 2.30 pm. Prisoners German. March to COISY about 10 kilos. Very tired. Get Billet about 8.30 pm. Poor village billets no good. Sleep well.
Fine day. Orders to move recd at 7.30 am. Visit by 8th Corps Commander at 10 am. Congratulations on move to Somme. Prepare to move at 3.15 pm. Move at 11.15 pm. Entrain at PROVEN. Train left PROVEN 1.20 am.
Fine morning. Showers later. Working party cancelled. Raid by 29th Div. Footer match HQrs v D “Coy”. HQ win 2-1. Very good game. Referee.
Wet day. No parades possible. Saw CQMS OLDHAM at night stationed in POPERINGHE . Same as usual. Left about 9.30pm. Working party cancelled.
Fine morning. Showers later. Started mounting the Guard with a drum. F.G.C.M. [Field General Court Martial] on CQMS SMITH. Working Party.
Fine day. Parades. Working party.
Fine day. Specialists parades. Working party at night. All quiet. Fitted new Box Repirators at 2.0 pm. Lachromatory Gas.
Fine day. Inspection by G.O.C. 8th Corps Gen A. HUNTER WESTON. Church parade. Gen read lessons. Marchpast. Gen very pleased with everything. 1 man wounded. Working party of 200 for burying cable.