Appointed Brigade Draughtsman & Sergt. i/c [in charge] of intelligence work.
Have orders to go to Ypres for map drawing on Brigade Staff. Leave Ouderdom @ 2 PM, arr Ypres @ –. Enemy shell vicinity vigorously & heavily.
As I approach Belgian Chateau a shell approaches & bursts only 30 yards in front of me. Hardly had it burst when another approaches & I am in a semi dazed condition not knowing what to do.
I trip over wire & am saved a few yards further on. 6 shrapnel shells burst in rapid succession over the road. Am lucky again & miss the bullets. Arrive at Bde Hqr in the Ramparts @ Ypres at 5 PM.