Berguette. Swim in morning. Pack up ready to go off. Day guard. Rest in tent in afternoon. Guard at night.
Berguette. Rifle inspection. Swim during afternoon. See some of the new pattern tents, almost black. Aeroplanes over here in batches of nine for the last two nights. Hear that Swan came back at the same time as Millar. Guard at night.
Berguette. Day guard. Spend all day clearing up and cleaning my equipment. Have an hour at the ‘café Restaurant’. Off guard.
Berguette. Rifle inspection in morning. Day guard. Swim in afternoon. Swat up ‘I.J.’. Guard at night.
Berguette. Order comes through that all badges are to be cleaned up. Swim in morning. In the tent writing letters in afternoon. Guard.
Berguette. Day guard. Rifle inspection. Swim in afternoon. Guard at night. Guard mounts at 7 pm. now, as from Monday. Not on guard after all as relief arrives. Play draughts at Buvette with Gibbs. Finish up writing letters.
Berguette. Day guard. Hear that I was posted as L/Cpl. on 5/9/15. Go for a swim in morning. Guard at night.
Berguette. Rifle inspection in morning. Spend the afternoon in the tent resting and writing. Guard at night.
Berguette. Finish prisoner guard and go for a bathe in morning. Walk to Thiennes woods and village in afternoon. Nice woods, game there in plenty, about the size of Ploegsteert. Return about eight, crossing canal by ferry, have tea at Marts’. Night off.
Berguette. Go blackberrying after coming off 4 a. to 6 am guard. Get enough for pudding for eleven of us. Day guard. Go to sleep in tent in afternoon, swim in morning. Should have been off guard tonight, but having a chap under arrest who had assaulted an officer while drunk, extra guards required, so I for one had to go.