Rough trenches not much room. Trench made by E. Lancs. Germans on three sides of trench. Maxim at end of our trench. Two E. Lancs. buried at bottom of trench. Sgt in charge drunk in morning too much rum. Cpl put in charge. No water all the time we are in trenches except one jar full that a chap got out of the trench to fetch. Only drink rum in morning. Hard frost all the time and snow on the ground.