Rifle inspection at 11:45 pm. To trenches again at 7 pm. No. 13 Platoon to go to “Whiz-Bang Corner” and 15 to a demolished village honeycombed with trenches called Frize.
*Whiz-Bang Corner – A site in the city of Lievin, nicknamed for the heavy shelling done to the town by the Germans.
*Whiz-Bang – A term used by Allied forces to describe any form of German field artillery shells. The name comes from the noise made by 77mm field guns. As the bullets were supersonic soldiers heard the whiz of the shell before the bang of the gun itself, giving almost no warning of incoming shells.