Wednesday 14th April 1915

Elec. works. Drill and manoeuvres in morning. Straw fatigue in afternoon to Nieppe. Dinner at Henri Pottiers. Going up to trenches tonight. Raining. March up to ‘E’ breastwork from Armentieres. Two minutes halt for tea at the school, Ploegsteert. On guard. (Note: New members of 12 section on my return from Rouen. Hadson, Thompson, Oliver and Hubbard). West down with scarlet fever, and Elliott shot in b.s. (backside) and sent home

Tuesday 13th April 1915

Elec. works. Drill and manoeuvres in morning. Rifle inspection. Stroll round the town with Millar and Oliver in afternoon, and along the canal in the evening with Millar, lose our way coming back. Offered the job of looking after the section in the absence of N.C.O., but let J.A.M. take it. Saw Anti-Aircraft Section for first time.