Monday 15th February 1915

Elec. Works. Called up just after midnight, pack everything, dress and get ready to march off. The French have got two Alsatians who say the Germans are going to attack us either today or to-morrow. Turn in. Fire control drill. Rain and snow. March back to Support Farm. Up to trenches in evening on fatigue, carry up planks and return with pumps.

Saturday 13th February 1915

Elec. Works. Clean up and rifle inspection. To Henri Pottier’s for dinner. Bath and change at Nieppe in afternoon, go to ‘Follies’ in evening at ‘Ecole Professional’ Fine performance in theatre of school, second half of programme given up to original sketch. Order out that we are only to write three letters a week. Rain on and off all day.