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1917 WW1 Diary of Gunner Lawrence Enderson Grimshaw (A/Cpl) 112573 Royal Garrison Artillery

First diary entry 1/1/1917

On the Somme, not so bad for new years day. Attached to the 49th Siege Battery. What a place I wouldn’t have told anyone about this place. I hope we are not here long.

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Thursday 13th December 1917

No diary entry until 16/12/17

Wednesday 12th December 1917

No diary entry again. (*Gunner Grimshaw does eventually write again but not until the 16th December 1917)

Tuesday 11th December 1917

No diary entry today

Monday 10th December 1917

Gunner Grimshaw didn’t write in his diary today

Sunday 9th December 1917

No diary entry today

Saturday 8th December 1917

Gunner Grimshaw made no diary entry today

A week since the retreat 7th December 1917

Just a week today since we were in retreat

Still at Saulcourt 6th December 1917

Still at Saulcourt, but guns further up pulled out last night

BQMS (*Battalion Quartermaster Sargent)

Wednesday 5th December 1917

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