Monthly Archives: September 2014
30th September 1914 Wednesday Usual day in billet, Artillery very busy- Returned to trenches 8 pm. Advertisements
29th September 1914 Tuesday Not much doing. Heavy firing on right. Relieved at 8 pm. Returned to billet.
28th September 1914 Monday Had nice long sleep, nice day, no sign of trouble. Trenches again at 8 pm.
27th September 1914 Sunday In trenches, not much doing – usual shelling by whizzbangs, Heavy guns very quiet. Got back to billet 9 pm.
26th September 1914 Saturday Stand to at 5 am. Moved out at 6.30 am. Began trenches for 3rd line. German aeroplane over, shortly after shells came along , work stopped at 10 am. Returned to billets. Trenches at 8 pm. … Continue reading
25th September 1914 Friday In trenches – usual shelling etc.. Lovely day – some marvellous escapes One of our 4 inch Howizers drawn up by hand to front line trenches. Roads silenced with straw – Released at 9 pm. Billets … Continue reading
24th September 1914 Thursday Had fine rest in billet all day. Fine day – artillery still going strong. Went to trenches 7 pm.
23rd September 1914 Wednesday Relieved at 3 am. Went to support trenches. Easy day – Shelling continuous – not too close. Relieved 6 pm. By 3rd Coldstreamers – Return to billets at Soupir town.
22nd September 1914 Tuesday Stayed in trenches ‘til evening then started to dig communication at 8 pm. Germans got wind of our movements and shelled us furiously- for an hour – No casualties, digging all night.