Berguette. Swim in morning. Stroll in afternoon after fetching rations. Guard.
Berguette. Day guard, two hours in morning. Swim in afternoon. Stroll round Isbergues and Berguette after tea. Now we sleep in tents and have a truck for guardroom. Keep our room as a mess and rest room. Off guard tonight. While out for my stroll came across another of the corn crosses outside a house where a death has occurred.
Berguette. Hear we shall have to sleep in tents in future. Go for swim. Owing to some of the chaps being sent off to St Omer, including Radford, we shall have extra guards to do, one night off in four. See Radford off in afternoon. Raining. Guard. Have pockets picked while bathing this morning, lose all my money and a knife.
Berguette. Parade in morning to cut the grass round the tents. Pay parade. Swim in afternoon. Guard in evening. Billiards after dinner. Swim at night.
Berguette. Drill. Chapman leaves for St Omer. On the job of loading the post bag in the mail train. Swim. Guard.
Berguette. Day guard. Swim in afternoon and go for a long tramp in evening with the R.E. L/Cpl. Finish up writing letters.
Berguette. Help prepare the football field, put up goal posts made of water piping etc. Swim in afternoon. Go to see the match after tea. L.R.B. lose 3 – 0 and two men out of action. Guard.
Berguette. Drill morning, swim in afternoon and guard. Voisons go to Paris.
Berguette. Day guard. Swim in morning. On guard afternoon. Good long walk in evening by moonlight, the same route along the canal but come back a shorter way. Fine evening, been a splendid day too. Start our French cook. Play billiards after dinner.
Berguette. Go for a swim in morning, and for a walk with Main in the afternoon, fruit trees absolutely smothered, pick some walnuts but not quite ripe. See plenty of wild clematis. Guard. Went over the Machine Gun School in the afternoon.