If this is war in a civilized century

16th November [1916] Thursday

Still raining like the devil. Parades all off. Coy Cmder’s conference H.Q. all about nothing. Men miserably wet. So am I. Weary life! If this is war in a civilized century, give me the middle ages and battle axe. No winter quarters for the companies. Only for the blighters at H.Q. and the [?] What did I come out for?
Another favourable notice for my patrol in Bde Orders.