April 30th 1917 – June 6th 1918

There are no diary entries for this extended period for which there are no explanations.

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April 30th 1917 – June 6th 1918

Sunday, April 29th 1917

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.

Sunday, April 29th 1917

Saturday, April 14th 1917

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.

Saturday, April 14th 1917

Monday, April 2nd 1917

working parties of fighting troops withdrawn and replaced by fighting battalions 3rd N.Hants billeted at Bouquemaison and 4th N.Hants at Haut Visce – Took over control of store traffic at Bouquemaison, giving up Doullens Station control.

During the week Lieut. Fletcher was withdrawn and Lieut. Stewart with 100 men went to Bouquemaison. Great improvement effected in condition of road which is now at least safe for traffic.

Monday, April 2nd 1917