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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Friday 19th October 1917

Gunner Grimshaw writes again tomorrow

Thursday 18th October 1917

No diary entry today. Next entry is on 20th October 1917

Wednesday 17th October 1917

No diary entry today

Tuesday 16th October 1917

Gunner Grimshaw is a little too busy filling sandbags to write in his diary today. He writes again on the 20th October 1917

Monday 15th October 1917

No diary entry today by Gunner Grimshaw

We’re winning… I think! 14th October 1917

More sandbags XC Post up to 22,000 and looks like having another day at it. Never mind we’re winning I think.

Still sandbagging 13th October 1917

Still sandbagging XC Post

Sandbagging the XC post 12th October 1917

Sandbagging the XC Post, raining and very cold. I don’t think there will be any straffing today

Thursday 11th October 1917

Gunner Grimshaw writes tomorrow

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