The battery had had a pretty hard time

TCD MS 10247/1/836 folio 2 recto

TCD MS 10247/1/836 folio 2 recto

[2 May 1917] wanting to rejoin their units and not having the faintest idea where they were. We got to the end of the train journey pretty quick and then started the pleasant job of wandering all over France on friendly disposed lorries etc <through appalling dust> trying to find our units. I eventually got to battery latish in the evening some 20 miles away, after having some very friendly conversation & refreshment from Col Hanna at Group hqrs – he is certainly a very nice man (pen run out). I duly reached the battery and found all very gay I was much relieved to find that though the battery had had a pretty hard time they had been very lucky and had not had a single casualty. – Since then work has been very different and much for interesting.

It was awfully fascinating the next day, having a look round <to> get a grasp of the general situation. In the afternoon, I walked up to our O.P. across old German country – my word it was a sight!