Rained all night. Faired up in morning. The Battalion are paraded for inspection by General Alderson who shows his utmost ignorant contempt for the famous “Princess Patricias”. Everyone in Battalion are sore on this point.
* Lieutenant General Sir Edwin Alfred Hervey Alderson – was a Senior British Army officer who was placed in command of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the first half of WWI. He was not well liked by the Canadian troops as they suffered huge casualties under his command. He was eventually forced out of his position half way through the war. Despite his unpopularity he was well known for toughening up Canadian recruits turning them into veteran soldiers.