Much shelling of aeroplanes on both sides.
I make maps of trenches & vicinity for Brigade Intelligence officer.
At noon go into St [Jostin?] with Pte. Wenick ppcli.
Sketching & draughting in afternoon.
In evening I go alone to Cloth Hall & Cathedral (St Martins) get some oak from Cloth Hall for souvenirs.
*Cloth Hall – A commercial building in Ypres that was originally built in the 13th century. It was the main market and warehouse for the Flemish cloth industry. It was nearly destroyed during the First World War due to artillery fire but was rebuilt between the 1930’s to 1960’s.
From National Geographic – VIEW OF YPRES: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM A FLYING MACHINE. The pitiful ghost of one of ravaged Belgium’s most beautiful and historic cities. In the central foreground may be seen the roofless remains of the famous Cloth Hall, the largest edifice of its kind in the kingdom, begun by Count Baldwin IX of Flanders in the year 1200. Just beyond looms the scarred and desecrated Cathedral of St. Martin.
“Ypres Belgium NGM-v31-p337-B” by This file is lacking author information. – 300 ppi scan of the National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31 (1917), page 337, panel B.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ypres_Belgium_NGM-v31-p337-B.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Ypres_Belgium_NGM-v31-p337-B.jpg