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 Left Hand Diary Page 

28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

Same as yesterday.

29 January 1917 Mon

Beaurainville

In all day.

Still bitter cold.

30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon St Vaast  Stopped here all night.

31 January 1917 Wed

Still at Airon St Vaast

waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

Dumped in the afternoon at  St Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

 At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

[WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


 Right Hand Page 

1 February 1917 Th

Beaurainville

In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

Had our engines running all night...

2 February Fri - Candlemas

...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50

Run to Royon

59 Oats for 10th Hussars. Cleaning Parade afternoon.

Still freezing.

 At the foot of the right hand page there is a printed illustration of a sikh warrior's head demonstrating the Chakkar referred to in the printed information at the foot of the right hand page. 

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 Left Hand Diary Page 

28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

Same as yesterday.

29 January 1917 Mon

Beaurainville

In all day.

Still bitter cold.

30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon St Vaast  Stopped here all night.

31 January 1917 Wed

Still at Airon St Vaast

waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

Dumped in the afternoon at  St Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

 At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

[WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


 Right Hand Page 

1 February 1917 Th

Beaurainville

In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

Had our engines running all night...

2 February Fri - Candlemas

...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50

Run to Royon

59 Oats for 10th Hussars. Cleaning Parade afternoon.

Still freezing.

 At the foot of the right hand page there is a printed illustration of a sikh warrior's head demonstrating the Chakkar referred to in the printed information at the foot of the right hand page. 


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  • January 24, 2018 15:03:56 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon St Vaast  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at Airon St Vaast

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  St Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

    Had our engines running all night...

    2 February Fri - Candlemas

    ...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

    3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50

    Run to Royon

    59 Oats for 10th Hussars. Cleaning Parade afternoon.

    Still freezing.

     At the foot of the right hand page there is a printed illustration of a sikh warrior's head demonstrating the Chakkar referred to in the printed information at the foot of the right hand page. 


  • January 24, 2018 14:25:19 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon St Vaast  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at Airon St Vaast

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

    Had our engines running all night...

    2 February Fri - Candlemas

    ...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

    3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50

    Run to Royon

    59 Oats for 10th Hussars. Cleaning Parade afternoon.

    Still freezing.

     At the foot of the right hand page there is a printed illustration of a sikh warrior's head demonstrating the Chakkar referred to in the printed information at the foot of the right hand page. 


  • January 23, 2018 18:14:33 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

    Had our engines running all night...

    2 February Fri - Candlemas

    ...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

    3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50

    Run to Royon

    59 Oats for 10th Hussars. Cleaning Parade afternoon.

    Still freezing.

     At the foot of the right hand page there is a printed illustration of a sikh warrior's head demonstrating the Chakkar referred to in the printed information at the foot of the right hand page. 


  • January 23, 2018 18:10:08 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

    Had our engines running all night...

    2 February Fri - Candlemas

    ...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.

    ´╗┐3 February 1917 Sat - S.R. 7.39, S.S. 4.50







  • January 23, 2018 18:08:12 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (  .....  )

    Had our engines running all night...

    2 February Fri - Candlemas

    ...morning to  ... cold & at me going out at 5 in the morning, on a trench party. Out at 5, & got 2 kilos out and she "jibbed", so we had to come back. Received parcel.







  • January 23, 2018 17:58:25 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville

    In all day. Received letter from Bob at home & also parcel. (




  • January 23, 2018 17:46:21 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]


     Right Hand Page 

    1 February 1917 Th

    Beaurainville





  • January 23, 2018 17:45:37 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    [WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.]




  • January 23, 2018 17:45:35 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at  Si Jonet  to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.

     At foot of left hand page is the following printed information on the illustration of a Sikh soldier at the foot of the right hand page. 

    WONDERFUL SIKH WEAPON. Our Sikh Warriors waer a curious steel weapon around the "point" of ther turbans, see arrow. It is very like an ordinary quoit in appearance and is called a "Chakkar."

    This quoit has an edge like a razor, and the Sikhs throw it by twirling it around the finger, then suddenly releasing it. The weapon flies through the air, and inflicts a terrible wound on anyone it strikes. At a distnce of twelve yards it has been known to cut a 2 inch bamboo cane in two.




  • January 23, 2018 17:38:30 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to  Aron Si Vaase.  Stopped here all night.

    31 January 1917 Wed

    Still at  Arion Si Vaase 

    waiting to Dump. The 7th Brgde were changing over wth the 8th Brgde.

    Dumped in the afternoon at Si Jonet to 1st Life Guards, then returned to Beaurainville at 7 o'clock.




  • January 23, 2018 17:27:55 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon Si Vaase. Stopped here all night.



  • January 23, 2018 17:27:18 Gillian Phillips

     Left Hand Diary Page 

    28 January 1917 Sun - 4th after Epiphany

    Same as yesterday.

    29 January 1917 Mon

    Beaurainville

    In all day.

    Still bitter cold.

    30 January 1917 Tues - First Quarter (Moon), 1.2.a.m.

    We're out at 8 o'clock this morning. Loaded at Montrueil then went on to Airon Si Vaase. Stopped here all night.


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  • 50.471888||1.991546||

    Royon, France

  • 50.46816||1.768269||

    Montreuil, France

  • 50.421326||1.905676||

    Beaurainville

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  • Document location Royon, France
  • Additional document location Montreuil, France
  • Additional document location Beaurainville


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4295 / 50955
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Contributor
Nigel Rawlings
License
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January 28, 1917 – February 3, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Gas Warfare
  • Medical
  • Trench Life



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