Thursday, Oct. 19th 1916

With O.C. at 3.30 went up and made reconnaisance of front – found firing line and support – these are to be extended to river. I set out the front line and went back to [word unclear] met Budgett and returned with him to front. W.P. 500 strong arrived very late and started on work – about 3.15 I left the job and got back to billet about 5 a.m. The trenches are full of water and I was absolutely wet thro’ and mucked up to the eyes.

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Thursday, Oct. 19th 1916

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