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.
working parties of fighting troops withdrawn and replaced by fighting battalions 3rd N.Hants billeted at Bouquemaison and 4th N.Hants at Haut Visce – Took over control of store traffic at Bouquemaison,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 Fletcher was withdrawn and Lieut.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.
Men very busy in Road and already making improvement.
Men commenced work on the road – Lieuts. Hazel and Mitchell were withdrawn and left this area. Lieut. Fletcher of 307 RCC is doing duty in upper part of Bouquemaison for present. Major Martin, D.A.D.R. came thro’ in car – had a few words with him – men in road opening drainage trenches etc.