8th December 1916
Still in camp. Rained like the devil all night and going to do it all today. Most of the men spent all last night digging themselves out. Our place about 2′ deep in water this morning! Look like growing fins here. I guess that judging from last year the great blizzard will catch us in 5 days from now. 16 days from the blizzard in the U.K.- golly!
[?] it is all right till Mackinnen comes!
List of officers with date of joining opposite later ones
LtCol. Lambert C.O.
2Lt J.R. [?]Smith adj.
Act. Capt. J.H. Rutherford O.C. A
2Lt. Buchan Oct. 15.
2Lt. [?]Natts Nov 20
Capt A.R. Sykes M.C. O.C. B
2Lt E.G. Taylor
2Lt Williams Oct. 15.
2Lt. [?]Tanton Nov 20
Capt A.I.W. Smellie O.C.C
2Lt. Jagoe Oct 15
2Lt. Edmonds Nov.27 Transport
2Lt A.N. Callaghan O.C.D.
2Lt G.Hall Nov. 15
2Lt T. Lockett Nov.27
2Lt. L. Fon
Nearly all the original officers gone away: and no promotions made to fill up except Jones and Rutherford.
A period of incessant front line, heavy casualties and many changes.
It has had many phases for me. August third in the Company responsible for some 30 men and about 200x of line – now in charge of 110 (130?) men and when in the line 1000x or 1400x of line.
Father P.C. 12.8 20.8 22.9 5/10
Wilfie FPC 12.8 20.8 22/9
Black List! Debts
(Shame no cheque book so I have to do this!)
Thompsons. Westmorland St.
Dixon and Hempenstall Binoculars £11.
Emmanuel, Strada Reale Valetta
French cap 17/6
August 4th 1916
Includes payments drawn from Field Cashier up to 24. August and August pay and July allcs.