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16th Nov

Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

out- 2 dugouts away.

17th Nov

Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

(Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

18th Nov

Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

from our trenches.

19th Nov

Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start tonight and most rotten

arrangement at present . Went to see Sgt. Moreland at Regimental Dump 2.45

p.m. - long walk- plenty of shells flying about. Left H.Q. for Ration Dump

to see how donkeys managed. Took servant and 6 men for loading up. Rotten

idea the donkeys. Not had clothes and boots off for 4 nights- not quite

safe to undress.

20th Nov

Very nasty cold day- moved from Beggars Bush to Oaktree Gap- rotten

dugout. Got some sheets over but only temporary, not at all comfy. Out till

11 p.m. getting rations up. Not much firing during night. No rum in mess,

C.O. asked for some.

21st Nov. Sunday

Very cold day looks like rain, wind blowing hard all night and today.

Very busy. Four H.E. shells dropped near my last dugout today and I believe

quite shattered the place. Letter to Lizzie. Very cold night and a little 

rain.

                                      -16-


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16th Nov

Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

out- 2 dugouts away.

17th Nov

Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

(Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

18th Nov

Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

from our trenches.

19th Nov

Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start tonight and most rotten

arrangement at present . Went to see Sgt. Moreland at Regimental Dump 2.45

p.m. - long walk- plenty of shells flying about. Left H.Q. for Ration Dump

to see how donkeys managed. Took servant and 6 men for loading up. Rotten

idea the donkeys. Not had clothes and boots off for 4 nights- not quite

safe to undress.

20th Nov

Very nasty cold day- moved from Beggars Bush to Oaktree Gap- rotten

dugout. Got some sheets over but only temporary, not at all comfy. Out till

11 p.m. getting rations up. Not much firing during night. No rum in mess,

C.O. asked for some.

21st Nov. Sunday

Very cold day looks like rain, wind blowing hard all night and today.

Very busy. Four H.E. shells dropped near my last dugout today and I believe

quite shattered the place. Letter to Lizzie. Very cold night and a little 

rain.

                                      -16-



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  • June 8, 2017 17:51:21 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

    barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

    (Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

    18th Nov

    Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

    Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

    from our trenches.

    19th Nov

    Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

    that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

    counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

    a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start tonight and most rotten

    arrangement at present . Went to see Sgt. Moreland at Regimental Dump 2.45

    p.m. - long walk- plenty of shells flying about. Left H.Q. for Ration Dump

    to see how donkeys managed. Took servant and 6 men for loading up. Rotten

    idea the donkeys. Not had clothes and boots off for 4 nights- not quite

    safe to undress.

    20th Nov

    Very nasty cold day- moved from Beggars Bush to Oaktree Gap- rotten

    dugout. Got some sheets over but only temporary, not at all comfy. Out till

    11 p.m. getting rations up. Not much firing during night. No rum in mess,

    C.O. asked for some.

    21st Nov. Sunday

    Very cold day looks like rain, wind blowing hard all night and today.

    Very busy. Four H.E. shells dropped near my last dugout today and I believe

    quite shattered the place. Letter to Lizzie. Very cold night and a little 

    rain.

                                          -16-


  • June 8, 2017 17:44:09 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

    barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

    (Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

    18th Nov

    Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

    Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

    from our trenches.

    19th Nov

    Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

    that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

    counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

    a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start tonight and most rotten

    arrangement at present . Went to see Sgt. Moreland at Regimental Dump 2.45

    p.m. - long walk- plenty of shells flying about. Left H.Q. for Ration Dump

    to see how donkeys managed. Took servant and 6 men for loading up. Rotten

    idea the donkeys. Not had clothes and boots off for 4 nights- not quite

    safe to undress.

    20th Nov

    Very nasty cold day- moved from Beggars Bush to Oaktree Gap- rotten

    dugout. Got some sheets over but only temporary, not at all comfy. Out till

    11 p.m. getting rations up. Not much firing during night. No rum in mess,

    C.O. asked for some.

    21st Nov. Sunday

    Very cold day looks like rain, wind blowing hard all night and today.

    Very busy. Four H.E. shells dropped near my last dugout today and I believe



  • June 8, 2017 17:28:19 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

    barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

    (Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

    18th Nov

    Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

    Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

    from our trenches.

    19th Nov

    Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

    that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

    counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

    a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start tonight and most rotten

    arrangement at present . Went to see Sgt. Moreland at Regimental Dump 2.45

    p.m. - long walk- plenty of shells flying about. Left H.Q. for Ration Dump

    to see how donkeys managed. Took servant and 6 men for loading up. Rotten

    idea the donkeys. Not had clothes and 


  • June 8, 2017 17:01:01 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

    barricade on the right (54th division). Turned very cold. Major B

    (Borthwick) sent to Hospital Ship.

    18th Nov

    Nice morning but very  cold after the rain. Posted long letter to Lizzie.

    Usual gun firing, trench motars and rifle fire. Heavy firing during night

    from our trenches.

    19th Nov

    Nice morning  not so cold. Posted long letter to Lizzie. Rumor last night

    that enemy were making a mine near Depray Cop-our fellows starting a

    counter mine tonight (miners from 'A' Coy to do the work). Met Taylor 11

    a.m. about conveying  rations on donkeys. They start


  • June 8, 2017 16:54:20 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. fancy our chaps trying to push up a

    barricade on the right (54th d


  • June 8, 2017 16:53:15 Annick Rodriguez

    16th Nov

    Dull morning but it turned out a nice day. About 4 p.m. enemy commenced

    shelling Hill 60 also our lines- shells flying all round some dropped too

    close for me to feel comfortable. Some of Herefords hit - one man killed.

    Our guns started at 5 p.m. and at 5.30 you could not see the foot of 'Sari

    Bair' for smoke in fact some thought it  was a gas attack. Very strong smell

    of powder in our trench quite enough to suffocate. Now 6.10 p.m. only usual

    snipers. A bullet last night found its way through roof of Arm Sgts, dug

    out- 2 dugouts away.

    17th Nov

    Nice morning- usual firing all night especially 2.30 to 3 a.m. Wind blew

    like a gale for about 5 hours- rained very hard. Lots of firing on the 

    right about 7 p.m. till 


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