Terrell, Frederick Leopold – September 1916
We are expecting to move tomorrow… Went to relay first for 24 hours. at 1 P.M
The best day we have had since arriving here in YPRES
Went to baths at 9PM. had 5 mile walk through drisly rain and 5 mile back
Cleaning harness all day, on guard in evening.
was relieved from guard at 5.45. PM. went on leave in to village which is only 5 minutes walk from lines…
… Bombardment still going on. received letters from home, Clara
Had lovely day, had church parade, on guard in evening…
Left for firing line at 8.30 a.m. to Scotties wood. Raining all day arrived at Position at 12.20 P.M. …
Has stopped raining though it is terrible slushy under foot everywhere. On Phone in afternoon
Turned out at 8.30 a m on Phone until 12 noon Had afternoon off Turned in at 10 P.M.
Has been raining all night turned out at 5.30 a m had breakfast went up to trench 11 at 7 a.m took over A59 station at 8.5.am all O.K. things very quiet.
Things going O.K. have settled down in our new position and it is not so bad now as we are having a little fine weather.
had a fairly quiet day went to front Line with skipper.
Left for F.L.T. [Front Line Trenches] at 7.15 am for a 24 hours run on Artillery observing station
Things going almost the same there is not much change in life here
Had a quiet day, the weather still keeping fine, that is one blessing.
Went through gas school and came out O.K.