Company (and Battalion) falls in and goes south to dig trenches from 7:30 till 12:30 noon
“On the 7th day is the Sabbath etc:”
Today all thro’out Great Britain it is intercession day. I receive three letters
One from Ernest one from Harry and one from Sylvia V. Warner of Winchester thanking me for badge etc; My boots are worn out and toes nearly thro’ – wet feet all the time. Raining all night “wet comfort”.
An order to stand to arms is given. Heavy Bombarding
* Intercession Day – A National day of prayer organized by churches across the British Empire. On this day people were to join together and pray for British Soldiers and the war effort.
*Stand to Arms – When Stand to Arms was called soldiers would be expected to enter the trench with their rifle’s loaded and bayonet fixed so that they would be ready for an enemy attack.