April 4th. Watched the 6th playing the Dorsets, we lost 2-1. Good game. At night when all was quiet and we were sitting reading and writing in the Hut we were surprised to hear four whiz-bangs come over in quick succession dropping quite close to us. They gave us a start, and all lights were immediately extinguished. However, no more came over and we got to sleep in peace.
April 5th. Marched through Ypres in the rain at night and along the Rue de Lille road to the Chateau Rosenthal, which was only a mile from the trenches and was very much battered. It had been a splendid house. A very good piano was still left there, and on the Tuesday we had to stay in, we were playing on it all day. There was a Belgian Battery in the grounds which did a good deal of firing. In the evening