Enemy begin shelling. We retaliate with a frightful roar and noise. Many wounded are sent in to A fearful cases & sights.
A kitchen is established in Pozieres – a god send! – hot tea & biscuits.
Sergt Major Patison is severely wounded. We are relieved by 8th Bde (CMR’s) who had a previous cutting up on same ground.
We are quartered in Albert for the night & receive hot soup & tea by our cook Jack Baxter- good old soul. He also has hot water for a bath. He hails from St Helens, Lancs, England. Worthy of any V.C.
*V.C. – Victoria Cross, highest military decoration, awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.