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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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Friday 20th July 1917

No diary entry from Gunner Grimshaw today. So thought I would include a close up photo of his “dog tag”20170720_214908

Thursday 19th July 1917

Gunner Grimshaw didn’t write anything in his diary today.

Wednesday 18th July 1917

No diary entry from Gunner Grimshaw today so thought I would post a photo of his military medal and campaign medals.20170718_210828

Settled down for a week or so 17th July 1917

Settled down for a week or so and then we shall be off again. Not very far off Lens.

Monday 16th July 1917

No diary entry from Gunner Grimshaw. Next entry tomorrow

New gun pits at Maroc 15th July 1917

Day off… not bad but going up tonight to the new gun pits at (Maroc). Loo’s (Loos-en-Gohelle) and Lens just in front of us.

Digging new gun pits 14th July 1917

Digging new gun pits 4 in an old house

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Arrived at last! 13th July 1917

Arrived at Nouex (Noeux-les-Mines?)

Arrived in Arras… not a bad place! 12th July 1917

Arras not bad place plenty of people knocking about and a few shells but they never take any notice about it.

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