To headquarters at 8 am then on to the trenches. Sniped all the way by Hun snipers. Cutting hair up till 2 PM in the front line trenches. To RE farm about to enter when Huns open fire with Shells. Drop into nearest hole & see the damage done. They burst only 100 yards from me + I take — [photo] of them. Get to farm without mishap. On return, get usual sniping arrive 4 Co at 5 PM. Company moves to Dranoutre for 4 days rest. Arr. Dranoutre at 7: 45 PM. David Yound & Walter Dunham arr: back from leave
*Dranoutre – A city in Belgium close to the French border that was occupied by Allied troops from the beginning of the war. It was taken by the Germans in April of 1918 but was quickly recaptured in August of that same year. It is now the site of 458 Commonwealth graves as well as one German war grave.