I go to craters on front line Litchfield & Watling & afterwards visit the “O’Pips”. Enemy heavily shelling. Our trench mortars are very active. Pte. Wilson accompanies me. I do a little sketching of enemy’s machine gun positions.
*Litchfield & Watling are the names of large mine craters near Vimy Ridge. Today Lichfield Crater is essentially a mass grave with 57 burials, 15 of which are unidentified. Of the 42 known burials, all except one are of Canadian soldiers, 39 of whom died on the 9th of April 1917.
* O-PIP ~ Observation Post (OP). From the phonetic alphabet (www.ict.griffith.edu.au)