A cold windy & wet morning & we march again in full marching order to a place 6 miles away to dig trenches. It rains & we get wet thro’. The trenches are half full of water. We arrive back at 6 pm feeling absolutely all in. Sore feet sore head & sore hearts. We parade at 7:15 & after waiting an hour we receive 25 francs from the Paymaster, my first pay in the Regiment. Heavy bombarding during the night.
*All in – An Idiom for feeling exhausted