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.
Look at the day and where we are… some 4000 yards from St Quentin when we ought to be up Preston New Road, or Blackpool
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Day off and what a lovely day, had a sleep in the morning and now in the woods. There’s plenty of lilies growing. In England this would cost you sixpence? Easily.
Down to Foreste H.A.G. 62nd two teeth out. Very wet day. Just fancy me riding among the French. I am now waiting for our ration dowry. Received letter from Jim Aspen.
Making a dug out, for a gun team. We get allsorts of jobs out here.
44 deg 35 rounds… That’s the highest that we have fired at yet
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