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15th Sept.

I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

warmer as regards weather,

16th Sept.

Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

treat.

17th Sept.

Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

well also other  officers with them:

             'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                         Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                            J. Horner- Machine Gun.

Got 2 letters from home and one from Uncle Will.

18th Sept.

Lively artillery duel between 8 and 9.30 a.m. on the left close to our

dugouts. Sent cards to L. (wife) and Uncle Will. also letters to each,

received letter from L. after posting one to her today.

4 men wounded, 4 mules killed and 3 mules wounded belonging to 160th

brigade by 3 shrapnels sent into mule lines.

19th Sept . Sunday

Packed up one 3" shell, 2 pieces of shell, 1 bullet, clip and 5 cases. Sent

by post today cost 2/6d. Nothing unusual occurred - usual shelling

everywhere. Answered L. letter.

20th Sept.

Went to see our new camp (K.O.S.R.) (Kings Own Scottish Rifles?) - rotten

place. Taylor, Sgt. H. Jones and 30 men went with me- got shelled going.

Two of the party got hit (Lt. C. Royce and one man) rather badly. Shelling

commenced at 9.45 and stopped at 12 noon.

                                    -7-




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15th Sept.

I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

warmer as regards weather,

16th Sept.

Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

treat.

17th Sept.

Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

well also other  officers with them:

             'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                         Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                            J. Horner- Machine Gun.

Got 2 letters from home and one from Uncle Will.

18th Sept.

Lively artillery duel between 8 and 9.30 a.m. on the left close to our

dugouts. Sent cards to L. (wife) and Uncle Will. also letters to each,

received letter from L. after posting one to her today.

4 men wounded, 4 mules killed and 3 mules wounded belonging to 160th

brigade by 3 shrapnels sent into mule lines.

19th Sept . Sunday

Packed up one 3" shell, 2 pieces of shell, 1 bullet, clip and 5 cases. Sent

by post today cost 2/6d. Nothing unusual occurred - usual shelling

everywhere. Answered L. letter.

20th Sept.

Went to see our new camp (K.O.S.R.) (Kings Own Scottish Rifles?) - rotten

place. Taylor, Sgt. H. Jones and 30 men went with me- got shelled going.

Two of the party got hit (Lt. C. Royce and one man) rather badly. Shelling

commenced at 9.45 and stopped at 12 noon.

                                    -7-





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  • June 7, 2017 00:39:51 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

    been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

    warmer as regards weather,

    16th Sept.

    Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

    shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

    10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

    Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

    hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

    Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

    treat.

    17th Sept.

    Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

    well also other  officers with them:

                 'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                             Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                                J. Horner- Machine Gun.

    Got 2 letters from home and one from Uncle Will.

    18th Sept.

    Lively artillery duel between 8 and 9.30 a.m. on the left close to our

    dugouts. Sent cards to L. (wife) and Uncle Will. also letters to each,

    received letter from L. after posting one to her today.

    4 men wounded, 4 mules killed and 3 mules wounded belonging to 160th

    brigade by 3 shrapnels sent into mule lines.

    19th Sept . Sunday

    Packed up one 3" shell, 2 pieces of shell, 1 bullet, clip and 5 cases. Sent

    by post today cost 2/6d. Nothing unusual occurred - usual shelling

    everywhere. Answered L. letter.

    20th Sept.

    Went to see our new camp (K.O.S.R.) (Kings Own Scottish Rifles?) - rotten

    place. Taylor, Sgt. H. Jones and 30 men went with me- got shelled going.

    Two of the party got hit (Lt. C. Royce and one man) rather badly. Shelling

    commenced at 9.45 and stopped at 12 noon.

                                        -7-




  • June 7, 2017 00:39:41 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

    been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

    warmer as regards weather,

    16th Sept.

    Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

    shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

    10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

    Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

    hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

    Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

    treat.

    17th Sept.

    Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

    well also other  officers with them:

                 'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                             Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                                J. Horner- Machine Gun.

    Got 2 letters from home and one from Uncle Will.

    18th Sept.

    Lively artillery duel between 8 and 9.30 a.m. on the left close to our

    dugouts. Sent cards to L. (wife) and Uncle Will. also letters to each,

    received letter from L. after posting one to her today.

    4 men wounded, 4 mules killed and 3 mules wounded belonging to 160th

    brigade by 3 shrapnels sent into mule lines.

    19th Sept . Sunday

    Packed up one 3" shell, 2 pieces of shell, 1 bullet, clip and 5 cases. Sent

    by post today cost 2/6d. Nothing unusual occurred - usual shelling

    everywhere. Answered L. letter.

    20th Sept.

    Went to see our new camp (K.O.S.R.) (Kings Own Scottish Rifles?) - rotten

    place. Taylor, Sgt. H. Jones and 30 men went with me- got shelled going.

    Two of the party got hit (Lt. C. Royce and one man) rather badly. Shelling

    commenced at 9.45 and stopped at 12 noon.




  • June 7, 2017 00:35:47 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

    been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

    warmer as regards weather,

    16th Sept.

    Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

    shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

    10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

    Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

    hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

    Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

    treat.

    17th Sept.

    Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

    well also other  officers with them:

                 'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                             Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                                J. Horner- Machine Gun.

    Got 2 letters from home and one from Uncle Will.

    18th Sept.

    Lively artillery duel between 8 and 9.30 a.m. on the left close to our

    dugouts. Sent cards to L. (wife) and Uncle Will. also letters to each,

    received letter from L. after posting one to her today.

    4 men wounded, 4 mules killed and 3 mules wounded belonging to 160th



  • June 7, 2017 00:33:20 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

    been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

    warmer as regards weather,

    16th Sept.

    Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

    shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

    10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

    Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got

    hit coming down with rifle bullet. Went with Ellis to 2nd W.F.A. to see

    Rev. Toogood. Also saw Father Moth(?), Ellis gave me W & S, went down a

    treat.

    17th Sept.

    Nothing unusual to ordinary routine. Went over to see Battalion, C.O. , quite

    well also other  officers with them:

                 'Young' Horner 'A' Coy.                            Jefferson 'B' Coy

                             Jenkins 'C' Coy.                              Dealtry and Alexandra 'D' Coy.

                                                J. Horner- Machine Gun.



  • June 7, 2017 00:27:52 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been a nice day. Enemy's shells quiet this morning but he has

    been busy this afternoon. Deepened my dugout and made it nice. Night much

    warmer as regards weather,

    16th Sept.

    Battalion coming down for rest tonight to Hill 10 Camp. Rotten place, is

    shelled for hours daily. I went and looked over the place this morning.

    10th Middlesex.......lot. Dirty camp.

    Battalion got in and settled down about 11 p.m. Pte. Allen of C Company got



  • June 6, 2017 22:48:56 Annick Rodriguez

    15th Sept.

    I start on my 32nd year of service (enlisted 15/9/1884). Hope I shall have

    luck to return home so as to get into my 33rd year on 15/9/1916. Some rain

    last night . Been


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