Inoculated against trench fever.
Battalion inspected by General Alderson previous to going to Ypres.
*Trench Fever – A disease transmitted by body lice caused by a bacterium that lives in the stomach walls of the lice. The symptoms include high fever, headache, and sore leg or back muscles. The poor conditions of life in the trenches caused a huge number of cases during the war. In fact during 1915 to 1918 one fifth to one third of British troops reported ill had trench fever. Antibiotics can be used to treat trench fever no effective treatment or inoculation was available during the war.