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working parties of fighting troops withdrawn and replaced by fighting battalions 3rd N.Hants billeted at Bouquemaison and 4th N.Hants at Haut Visce – Took over control of store traffic at Bouquemaison,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 Fletcher was withdrawn and Lieut.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 Hazel and Mitchell were withdrawn and left this area.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.
With Lieut. Stewart and Sergt. Grant accompanied Capt. Pudman through the road, which we found in very critical condition. The length through upper part of Rouquemaison is quite bogged and traffic taken thro’ on sleeper tracks. In the road met Lieuts. Hazell and Mitchell who are doing duty here. In the afternoon met C.R.O.VII Corps, Capt. Dawson.
No instructions. Town Major advised me to call and see French Engineer Major in charge of roads. Had lunch with this officer and afterwards went to his office – where I rang up H.W. at St. Pol – Was told we were intended for work on Doullins-St. Pol road. – Later range up Seventh Corps who said instructions would be sent. Left a note at R.T.O.’s office for Capt. Pudman who in the evening called to see us. He told us of work and organisation.
Received orders to move forward. During day packing up and making preparations for move. Camp Commandant inspected camp at 6, said he was very satisfied with way our lines had been kept during our stay. Mule discovered with cracked hoof and was exchanged for sound mule from Remount Depot. Transport moved off at 6.45 – men followed at 7.00. All entrainted by 9 and found trian was not timed to start till 12. Our destination is Douillins – Stopped at [word unclear] about 5 where hot water was supplied – very slow journey – reached Amiens about 1 – just outside Doullins at 6 but didn’t get into station till about 7.45. Left men at station and went to Town – Major gave me list of billets – Went round with Q.M. – very poor billets indeed – got men in by about 10.