We observed a small fire in the enemy’s dug outs
Monday 12th. Was very ill to-day and didn’t do much work. The boys were sawing trees down and building new dug outs. In the evening we relieved another Company in the trenches. Trench 34 it was this time. A very nice trench but with rather a low parapet.
During the night Robinson who was next to me observed a small fire in the enemy’s dug outs opposite and presently as it grew larger we could see figures trying to stamp it out and we passed the word down and opened fire on them, dropping some.
Immediately afterwards we got the word “rapid fire commence” and all the boys and the maxims were at it as hard as they could go and there were no figures near that bon-fire when we had done.