[May 6th 1916]
42nd Infantry Brigade (1). 1/4rh Batt. Dorsets (Territorial). (2). 2/5th Gurkha Rifles F.F. (3). 2/6th Gurkha Rifles. (4). 12st Mountain Battery. (5). 26th Mountain Battery. (6). One Troop 12th Cavalry. (7). One Transport Camel Corps. (8). One Pack Mule Corps. (9). One Signal Section. (10). One Wireless Section. (11). One Supply Column. (12). No. 23 Combined Field Ambulance. Under the command of Lieut Col. F.G. Lucas DSO 2/5th Gurkha Rifles.
Away soon after 6a.m. this morning. The sky was cloudless and for the first few hours the sun was oppressively warm. Later a gentle wind sprang up from the north to bring with it a refreshing comfort.