Brigade Major Foster is wounded at Steenvoorde by piece of trench mortar bomb (in thigh, serious). Capt MacDonald acts in his capacity & I am acting as the Brigade Intelligence Officer pro temp.
Archives for July 2016
I’m [“mainie”?] officer making maps. The Villagers call for their relief money which is given out to them by the town clerk who cries out their peculiar (to us) names from a list.
On maps all day
Busy with maps all day
Busy on maps etc.
Send lace to Miss Alwyne Browne & Ada Southorn for past kindnesses re sending out parcels of foodstuffs to me.
To Cassel on a bike. Passed Mount des Recolets. Beautiful scenery. Had tea @ café. Visited Porte de Dunkerque and Casino on top of the hill. Lovely view from here of the surrounding country. Casino used as a wireless station. A monument is erected in memory of the battles which were fought in the vicinity for the liberation of France, etc. Philip bro’ to king of France & away back to 1400. Visit the Church. Very old. Bells outside the tower. Return to Steenvoorde 6 PM.
Busy on maps etc. & aeroplane photos
Busy on maps & aeroplane photos
A day of rest as laid down in the Mosaic law, but a day of hard work for myself.
*Mosaic Law – Laws of Moses in this case referring to Sunday as the Sabbath or day of rest.
Busy on a perspective map. Battns are moving to Steenvoorde. PP’s and others of the brigade.