second one and we had candles stuck round the walls. Corporal Phil Shaw obliged with several songs and so did Sergt. Annesley including “Somewhere a voice is calling” “My old Chako” “Because” etc.,
March 19th. Spent the day playing football and drinking coffee and writing letters at the Estaminet near by. We saw a small party of Belgian Cavalry and they did not look up to much. There was some snow in the night, but not much. In the afternoon Ben and I walked to a little village and enjoyed a feed of Chips, Eggs and coffee (5d) – a peculiar little place to English eyes – a weird church – weird grave stones with lots of wooden crosses marking French soldiers graves. The boys who had stayed behind at Havre on Base duty, including Stan Rowland and Lieut. Dobell, joined us to-day.