Saturday 18th December 1915

T 3. Stand to twice during the night. Once for small wind up on our left, and again at about 4 am when the attack by the Germans on the Ypres-Menin Railway started. Bring in listening post for this affair as things look serious, but nothing happens on our front where the Germans are about 250 yards away, except that we get a goodly dose of ‘tear shells’. Raining hard. Battle lasts ‘till noon.