Huppy. Fine day. French cavalry division pass through in morning. Battalion N.C.Os’ class in afternoon ‘till after teatime. Go to service at the lecture hall in evening, have to supply one’s own candles for reading purposes there. Quaker oats for supper.
Huppy. N.C.Os’ class, look on all the time. More guard mounting. Watch rugby match in afternoon A v D. Millar comes up in afternoon, hear he is going to clear out at the end of March. Raining. Newsman comes round with his bell and news every Saturday as usual. Rice for supper.
Huppy. Raining. March to Abbeville, 14 miles there and back. On the way see the Indian and ‘Death’s Head’ Lancers march past for inspection. Dinner at Abbeville, (hot mussels, veal, beef and potatoes, salad, desert, cheese, coffee and rum). Look round the town, plenty of shops, a fine church and a good Soldiers’ Club. Tea at a pastry cook’s (some nice girls). Female attendant at S.L. Start the march back at 6 pm having been in the rain all day.
Huppy. Physical drill and guard mounting in morning. Guard mounting again in afternoon. Go to supper at an estaminet on the Rouen-Abbeville road just by H.Q. with Richardson and a few others. Drinks ad lib. Gin and vermouth, beer, coffee and rum, curacao and champagne.
Huppy. Raining in torrents. Marched out to be inspected by G.O.C. 169 Brigade, but only get soaked as he did not turn up. Turned out fine in afternoon, so go for a stroll round the village. Turn in early.
Huppy. Orderly Sgt. Physical drill and Company drill. Parade for inspection of packs in afternoon. Complimented by C.S.M. on Orderly Sgt. work. Pay. Raining.
Huppy. Orderly Sgt. Draft parade, have to march them up. Drill. Raining. Supper again.
Huppy. Orderly Sgt. Raining hard in morning. Another draft arrives in afternoon, more work. Eggs for supper, cooked at the cottage.
Huppy. Have to get up each morning and wake the Company, but escape the early morning run myself. Physical drill and inspection before dinner. Our new Brigade consists of L.R.B., Q.V., Q.W., and 1/2 R.F. Change 15 Platoon’s billet in afternoon, and get a small barn for myself and section.
Huppy. Raining all day, but plenty of work for me to do. Prisoner who was drunk the other day gets 21 days 1st Field Punishment, and has to be tied up to a cart wheel, given pack drill and report to H.Q. Guard.
 FP No.1: The offender may, unless the court-martial or CO otherwise directs: (a) Be kept in irons. (b) Be attached by straps, irons or ropes for not more than 2 hours in 1 day to a fixed object. Must not be attached for more than 3 out of 4 consecutive days, or for more than 21 days in all. (c) Be made to labour as if he were undergoing imprisonment with hard labour.