I go out in the open to sketch the Ramparts for Sir Max Aitken. Enemy very active and sketching almost impossible. Many aeroplanes around also.
Enemy shell the Ramparts heavily for fully three hours straight. 17 inch shells being among them. — From 8:30 PM 11:30 PM a most terrific & frightful bombardment.
Rain at night.
Sir William Maxwell “Max” Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook –An English-Canadian business man, politician and author. He owned multiple newspapers and served in the Government during the war by creating the Canadian War Records Office in London. He ensured that Canada’s efforts in the war were reported on in Canadian and British news as well as establishing a war memorial fund. In 1916 he published the first of a 3 volume collection called Canada in Flanders, which told of the achievements of Canadian soldiers during the war.