John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 5

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bitterly cold. passed thru:- Amiens

Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

on Tuesday


February 5. Monday

Still in carriage all day. travelling 4 to 8

miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


February 6. Tuesday.

Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

snow and Frost. Risked into siding,

got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

first was & shave for 3 days. After getting

guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

in an Armstrong hut.

Terribly cold all night.


February 7. Wednesday.

Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

ammunition & also checked. same.





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bitterly cold. passed thru:- Amiens

Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

on Tuesday


February 5. Monday

Still in carriage all day. travelling 4 to 8

miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


February 6. Tuesday.

Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

snow and Frost. Risked into siding,

got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

first was & shave for 3 days. After getting

guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

in an Armstrong hut.

Terribly cold all night.


February 7. Wednesday.

Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

ammunition & also checked. same.






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  • March 23, 2017 23:15:42 Cheryl Ellsworth

    bitterly cold. passed thru:- Amiens

    Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday


    February 5. Monday

    Still in carriage all day. travelling 4 to 8

    miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

    possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


    February 6. Tuesday.

    Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

    snow and Frost. Risked into siding,

    got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

    Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

    first was & shave for 3 days. After getting

    guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

    coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

    in an Armstrong hut.

    Terribly cold all night.


    February 7. Wednesday.

    Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

    dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

    ammunition & also checked. same.





  • March 8, 2017 11:32:22 Maethel Medina

    bitterly cold. passed thru: Amiens

    Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday


    February 5. Monday

    Still on carriage all day. travelling 4 to 8

    miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

    possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


    February 6. Tuesday.

    Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

    snow and Frost. Risked into sliding,

    got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

    Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

    first was and shave for 3 days. After getting

    guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

    coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

    in an Armstrong hut.

    Terribly cold all night.


    February 7. Wednesday.

    Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

    dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

    ammunition & also checked. same.






  • February 25, 2017 07:58:52 Erin Selvey

    bitterly cold. passed thru: Amiens

    Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday


    February 5. Monday

    Still on carriage all day. travelling 4 to 8

    miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

    possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


    February 6. Tuesday.

    Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

    snow and Frost. Rished into siding,

    got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

    Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

    first was and shave for 3 days. After getting

    guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

    coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

    in an Armstrong hut.

    Terribly cold all night.


    February 7. Wednesday.

    Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

    dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

    ammunition & also checked. same.






  • February 23, 2017 08:09:56 Roia OBrien

    bitterly cold. passed thru: Amiens

    Armentieres & Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday


    February 5. Monday

    Still on carriage all day. travelling (sic) 4 to 8

    miles an hour, got coffee & cognac where

    possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


    February 6. Tuesday.

    Arrived Bailleul abt 7am. plenty of

    snow and Frost. Riched into siding,

    got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

    Drivers & went 3 miles by road. Had

    first was and shave for 3 days. After getting

    guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

    coffee bread & butter, retired about 10am

    in an Armstrong hut.

    Terribly cold all night.


    February 7. Wednesday.

    Parade. 9am.  Inspected all. men's huts,

    dug outs etc.  enemy guns active.  Rec'd

    ammunition & also checked. same.






  • February 21, 2017 07:23:53 Maethel Medina

    bitterly cold. passed thru: Amiens

    Armentieres, Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday


    February 5. Monday

    Still on carriage all day. Travelling 4 to 8

    miles an houru, got coffee, cognac when

    possible. Bought Bottle Rum, still cold.


    February 6. Tuesday.

    Arrived Bailleul about 7am. plenty of

    snow and frost. Risked into sliding,

    got guns of train. Hitched guns to lorry

    drivers, went 3 miles by road. After getting

    guns into position about 8pm, had eggs,

    coffee, bread,  butter, retired about 10am

    in an Armstrong hut.

    Terribly cold all night.


    February 7. Wednesday.

    Parade. 9am, Inspected all men's huts,

    dug outs etc. Enemy guns active Rcc'd

    ammunition, also checked some.






  • December 13, 2016 15:40:15 Jake Warren

    bitterly cold. passed thro: Amiens

    Armentierres, Bailleul. got to latter place.

    on Tuesday

    February 5? Monday

    Still on carriage all day. Travelling 4 to 8

    miles



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    Bailleul, France

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    Armentieres, France

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