Four passes to England are granted the brigade & 3 officers commandeer them, thus leaving only one private or N.C.O. to go. A dirty piece of work. Capt Willis wants L/c White & I to take over a newly erected hut for draughting purposes. It has no windows in the frames, no door & is very damp from recent rain. I reason with him & – with great surprise- succeed in putting it off for a day or two.
Poor 7th Brigade is going to pieces on a/c of a few illiterate, irresponsible, unreasonable, narrow-sighted staff officers. Two brothers & the General is their uncle. Sorry for our General. Aeroplane combats & much activity. I go to 9th Brigade. There they have 3 Sergts to do Intelligence work (with pay) we have an unpaid Corpl. & unpaid L/ Cpl. & turn out more work. – Rotten system.