Snow on ground in morning.
We pack draughting necessities for […] the front line. In afternoon I go with Armourer Sergt. Major in side car to Carency. Enemy shelling it. Lovely town but much shelled & totally destroyed. Enemy shells destroy a cordite dump causing a huge flame to rise. The A.S.M. & I take risk on road back – a shell burst 25 yds. on our right. Back to V. au Bois safely. At 4 pm Sergt. M. Doupe, Collins, Wilson & self go to the front line – quarries poor accommodation.
*”Draughting” is the English spelling of “drafting” or technical drawing.
**Armourer Sergeant (usually attached to the unit from the Army Ordinance Corps) is the technician responsible for the repair and maintenance of the unit’s weapons.