On leave. Returned on 21st and reported back on 22nd to Major Putman at IV Corps H.Q.
There are no diary entries for this extended period for which there are no explanations.
Fine dry weather during the whole of the week – the roads are very dry and are beginning to break up – macadamising cannot proceed but good progress made with sleeper tracks and bogged places. During week work was visited by Genl Maybury with Major Martin who seemed satisfied and pleased with work. Hear that my promotion (to Captain on 16th March) appeared in London Gazette for April 20th.
The weather has gradually improved and progress has been made with the roof. The Company ha snow been made responsible for roads in Lucheux Humbercourt area which are in very bad condition.
On Monday Capt. Love day with his Co. arrived in Doullens and spent the night under canvas. I did not hear of their arrival until Tuesday when I went up to their camp. In the evening Loveday, with his officers Court and Clark, had tea with us and immediately after tea set off in lorries – with their men for Ivergny and Lucheau where they go into billets. During the week we have had very rough wet weather with several heavy snow storms. Work on the road goes forward slowly.
337 moved off, parading late and not marching off until about two hours later than they should have done. The officers – Scott Weir, Conyer and Cranage had breakfast with us – they go into the forward part of the Corps area.
Lieut. Stewart had heard that’s his brother in law was lying in hospital dangerously wounded and left at 9p.m. by mail motor for Abbeville.
337 RCC under Scott Weir detrained at Doullens and billeted for night here – officers having tea at our billet. Later in evening they received orders that they were to forward to Beaumetz tomorrow.