Friday, March 6th 1917

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.

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Friday, March 6th 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working parties of fighting troops withdrawn and replaced by fighting battalions 3rd N.Hants billeted at Bouquemaison and 4th N.Hants at Haut Visce – Took over control of store traffic at Bouquemaison,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 Fletcher was withdrawn and Lieut.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

Wednesday, March 28th 1917

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.

Wednesday, March 28th 1917

Monday, March 26th 1917

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.

Monday, March 26th 1917