The battn leaves Thieushouck at 5:30 am for Neuve Eglise via Bailleul. I travel alone by way of Saint Jean Cappel Left T. at 6:45 am & arr N.E. 12 noon passed thro’ Dranoutre. Coy 4 is allotted rotten billet. The whole Co in one barn. No one to leave billet except on Pass. Lights out at 5:30 PM!!! Mail comes up but cannot read it till morn. Billet guard is put on. All around Farm there are shell holes from different calibre guns.
* Neuve Eglise – Also known as Nieuwkerke, it is a Belgian village in West Flanders just on the border of France. As part of the Ypres Salient area during the Frist World War, Neuve Eglise was very close to the front line trenches.