Wednesday 17th March 1915

No 16 General Hospital. Le Treport to Rouen via Dieppe. 365 steps from the top of the cliffs, past the church, down to the town. Fine-looking old church. Start at 9 am with two days rations. Grand country between Le Treport and Dieppe, in fact all the way to Rouen, rolling downs and words, and pretty little villages with decent-looking churches, instead of flat country I have been used to. Yellow palm in bloom, plenty of mistletoe. Three quarters of an hours wait at Dieppe. Lunch in buffet. Wild daffodils and primroses in profusion in woods and along the banks. Arrive at Rouen 2.50 pm Go up to Con. Camp in motor ambulance given by Scottish Baptists. Rouen. See exterior of cathedral, very large town and plenty of good shops, notice in particular one large shop with tons of flowers, never seen one like it before, and Easter eggs. Con. Camp. Huts and marquees. I am in one of the huts. Baths, washhouses, library and recreation tent, football ground, boxing ring and rifle gallery, also canteen. Plenty of Indians about town. Trams have 1st and 2nd class and platform room.

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Sunday 14th March 1915

No 16 General Hospital. Things rather upside down as not in proper working order yet. All Le Treport seems to have turned out to see us this afternoon. Quite a lot of fashionable people too. In the morning help to fit up our dining tent. Glorious day though a bit cold. Manage to get a copy of continental issue of Daily Mail.

Saturday 13th March 1915

Hospital, Le Treport. Up all day, go for a stroll on top of the cliffs before dinner. Name of hospital ‘Trianon Hotel’. Move to No 16 General Hospital, a camp about 10 minutes walk from here in grounds of ‘Terrasses Hotel’. Marquees lined inside, each containing six beds and lockers. Everything new, all tents only put up today, cups and plates, knives and forks served out to us after we arrive.