Rained frightfully all night but ceased in morning till boys went digging then it poured.
No. 3 and 4 companies shift their billets. No. 4 Company go to Mont Noir and take over [huts] where there is lots of mud and plenty of rats. A windmill still in action is above us on top of the hill. We receive Christmas presents – packet or box of cigarettes and tobacco from “friends in Montreal”, a book and packet of Player Cigarettes from “Canadian Field Comforts Commission” of Moore Barracks Shorncliffe, a field service writing pad from Major Gault’s Mother a Christmas pudding. I walk into La Clytte with Wallach. The Huns are busy with their blue lights. Plenty of rats run around us at night.
*Canadian Field Comforts Commission- A Canadian government agency whose aim was the distribution of extra clothing and comforts to Canadian soldiers in England and the front. The commission sent goods such as clothes, food, hygiene products and tobacco directly to soldiers.