[March 16th 1916]broken by a single feature. Our camp is on it, but not nearly so comfortable as the one we have left. We are reduced to our small tents. As we advance, comforts gradually diminish; at each stage something is relinquished; so we will be down to what we, in our luxury, consider as the bare necessities of life. I went to Basra this afternoon on a foraging expedition for mess supplies and was most successful. Friday March 17th 1916; Basra
I met Major Lethbridge I.M.S. this morning. He is a great friend of Col. and Mrs Foulkes so I was very glad to see him. It will be pleasant if his ambulance is attached to our Brigade.