unless they care to. He said “I’m going down the communication trench to see if I can find the sniper who shot a hole through Jimmy Rundle’s tunic” I said “Oh” and hesitated not liking to ask him to let me come with him but he said “Will you come” and I said “Yes” and took my rifle up and followed him. We found out the direction in which the shots from the rear had come and set off down the communication trench. We passed Lieut. Oliver and party of D Company in a support trench and reported where we were going. Leaving the communication trench lower down we searched the old trenches with bayonets fixed half expecting to come across the sniper, but as I said to the Sergeant it was much more likely that he would see us first and either shoot us or hide himself securely. However nothing happened and we rested a while watching the shells.