Ration Bully beef and bread. No fresh meat obtainable but all thankful for what comes.
A terrific bombardment opens up suddenly on our left. Lasts for three hours.
One of our PPs Pte. Kerr wounded in head yesterday & shot dead (thru head) today.
*The main staple in the trenches was corned beef, or bully beef: cooked, preserved, tinned meat, chiefly from Argentina. The men were advised to pierce the tin before fully opening them. If they hissed, they had gone off. When British solders traded bully beef with the French their reaction to the contents of the tins was that it was ‘singe’, or monkey. (www.telegraph.co.uk)