John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 40

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May 29 Tuesday

Sgts Stace + Cross wounded, latter to proceed to blighty

for comission tomorrow. 10 yds outside canteen

3 mules and driver blown to atoms.

Battery all day

20 rounds on Hostile Battery

20     "          "       "            "

All roads and tracks being swept H.E. 2 am, 4 am

                                              (covered me with earth in bed)

plenty fell in woods close to tent. one 5 yds dug-out


May 30 Wednesday


Battery all day

100 rounds on Hostile Battery

20     "          "       "            "

20     "          "       "            "

30     "          "       "            "

20     "          "       "            "

250   "          "       "            "

Shrapnel, H.E. 5.9. over and in

position. Very warm. 9-45 am

secured fuse.


May 31st Thursday


Battery all day. heavily shelled.

British balloon, brought down in flames

63 rounds on Hostile Battery

250   "          "       "            "

20      "          "       "            "

16374

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May 29 Tuesday

Sgts Stace + Cross wounded, latter to proceed to blighty

for comission tomorrow. 10 yds outside canteen

3 mules and driver blown to atoms.

Battery all day

20 rounds on Hostile Battery

20     "          "       "            "

All roads and tracks being swept H.E. 2 am, 4 am

                                              (covered me with earth in bed)

plenty fell in woods close to tent. one 5 yds dug-out


May 30 Wednesday


Battery all day

100 rounds on Hostile Battery

20     "          "       "            "

20     "          "       "            "

30     "          "       "            "

20     "          "       "            "

250   "          "       "            "

Shrapnel, H.E. 5.9. over and in

position. Very warm. 9-45 am

secured fuse.


May 31st Thursday


Battery all day. heavily shelled.

British balloon, brought down in flames

63 rounds on Hostile Battery

250   "          "       "            "

20      "          "       "            "

16374


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  • March 26, 2017 15:58:47 Cheryl Ellsworth

    May 29 Tuesday

    Sgts Stace + Cross wounded, latter to proceed to blighty

    for comission tomorrow. 10 yds outside canteen

    3 mules and driver blown to atoms.

    Battery all day

    20 rounds on Hostile Battery

    20     "          "       "            "

    All roads and tracks being swept H.E. 2 am, 4 am

                                                  (covered me with earth in bed)

    plenty fell in woods close to tent. one 5 yds dug-out


    May 30 Wednesday


    Battery all day

    100 rounds on Hostile Battery

    20     "          "       "            "

    20     "          "       "            "

    30     "          "       "            "

    20     "          "       "            "

    250   "          "       "            "

    Shrapnel, H.E. 5.9. over and in

    position. Very warm. 9-45 am

    secured fuse.


    May 31st Thursday


    Battery all day. heavily shelled.

    British balloon, brought down in flames

    63 rounds on Hostile Battery

    250   "          "       "            "

    20      "          "       "            "

    16374

  • February 23, 2017 06:37:25 Erin Selvey

    May 29 Tuesday

    Sgts Stace + Cross wounded, latter to proceed to blighty

    for comission tomorrow. 10 yds outside canteen

    3 mules and driver blown to atoms.

    Battery all day

    20 rounds on Hostile Battery

    20     "          "       "            "

    All roads and tracks being swept H.C. 2 am, 4 am

                                                  (covered me with earth in bed)

    plenty fell in woods close to tent. one 5 yds dug-out

    May 30 Wednesday


    Battery all day

    100 rounds on Hostile Battery

    20     "          "       "            "

    20     "          "       "            "

    30     "          "       "            "

    20     "          "       "            "

    250   "          "       "            "

    Shrapnel, H.E. 5.9. over and in

    position. Very warm. 9-45 am

    secured fuse.


    May 31st Thursday


    Battery all day. heavily shelled

    British balloon, brought down in flames

    63 rounds on Hostile Battery

    250   "          "       "            "

    20      "          "       "            "

    16374


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