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

Monday 3rd December 1917

No diary entry today


Got hold of two guns! 2nd December 1917

Got two guns from somewhere I don’t know where but in action at Saulcourt. Weather very cold.

In action again after Fritzy got our guns 1st December 1917

In action within 12 hours of old fritzy’s getting our guns. The only 6 inch Battery to do so.

Old Fritzy over the top! 30th November 1917

What a day Old Fritzy’s is not 800 yards away and he didn’t forget to come over the top and the best of luck! Lost everything… Guns and all… nothing left only a Box respirator. No food all day!

Thursday 29th November 1917

Next diary entry is tomorrow (30th November 1917)

Wednesday 28th November 1917

No diary entry today. Check back on the 30th November 1917 when Gunner Grimshaw writes about the German counter attack in the Battle of Cambrai

Tuesday 27th November 1917

No diary entry today again. It looks like Gunner Grimshaw is still busy with the Battle of Cambrai. His next entry is on the 30th November 1917

Monday 26th November 1917

No diary entry today by Gunner Grimshaw

I think we are winning 25th November 1917

Wheeler, Moore, Timis and Pym wounded. Weather very cold and raining just like winter. I think we are winning.

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