Up @ 7, breakfast 8 am. Move off in full marching order to trenches at Kemmel wearing overcoats.
One man of RCR’s (Royal CDN Regiment?) brought down by expansion bullet… Dead.
We relieve 31st Battalion
*Expansion bullet – Also known as the Dum-Dum bullet, an expansion bullet was designed to expand on impact, thus creating a large wound. Traditionally these bullets were made from lead, a soft metal that would flatten upon impact. In 1898 the German government adamantly protested against the use of expansion bullets citing them as inhumane and excessive. The next year during The Hague Convention of 1899 they were declared prohibited from international warfare.