the foot of the Orderley. It was strange for they had been companions and had been out from the first. We were relieved by C. Company. So we 15 from the dug outs went down the line with the Bedfords who were billeted at the Chateau. Here we met our Major Wainwright by himself, he had got separated from the rest of his party and was glad to find us. We tramped home to the Cavalry Barracks, very tired but happy and satisfied to possess complete skin covering.
Bob had a bit of luck, a bullet struck him but st[r]uck sideways against his skin, having been turned by his cartridge pouches inflicting just a slight scratch. B Company’s casualties were 2 killed and 3 wounded, 1 of the latter, Pinches, one of the Blackpool recruits, afterwards died of wounds in the hospital where I landed at