Berguette. Have a good sleep in morning and stop in during the afternoon to rest after my four nights duty. Guard in evening. Raining. Saw Twiddle, of the 4th Seaforths, on his way back to England to take up commission.
Berguette. Bathe in morning and rest in afternoon, but go for a short stroll just before tea. D.A.D.R.I. again. Finish this batch entraining. Saw French Red Cross dog.
Berguette. Odd jobs in morning, swim in afternoon and watch football match after tea. Refugees coming in from Bethuen now. D.A.D.R.I.
Berguette. Off at 8 am and go for a walk. Troops entraining at our station. Swim in afternoon. On D.A.D.R.I. again tonight.
Berguette. Raining, go swimming, still going strong. Afternoon stroll to Isbergues. Put on the D.A.D.R.I. at station. On from 10 pm to 8 am.
I have yet to discover what D.A.D.R.I. stands for.
Berguette. While out for a walk this morning see a lot of Kitchener’s men going through. Swim in afternoon and get on well. Guard in evening. Raining hard.
Berguette. Drill again this morning. Feeling ‘fed up’, take life easy, want to know something certain about our extra leave. Guard.
Berguette. Drill in morning. Turns to rain in afternoon, so take things easy in billet. Off guard tonight but go on at the last minute in place of another.
Berguette. Route march in the morning and bathe in the canal after dinner, can’t manage more than the fourteen strokes yet. Guard.
Berguette. Stroll in the morning and drill in the afternoon. Guard in evening. L/Cpl Richards of the R.Es. shows us some mining plant, instruments for detecting countermining, lamps, air pressure testing etc., lung testing. Our R.E. park supplies all the stuff for the 1st Army. Hear that the station master at Bethuen has been arrested and shot.