Friday August 18, 1916
Last night I was on a working party from 4 p.m. till midnight. We had a cushy job in a sap putting in bunks like the ones we sleep in. We were done by 10:30 p.m. The working squads are given tasks, supposed to take full time, but if the bunch gets done early it may go back home. So we beat it at 10:30.
We, #5 platoon, just has heard orders to move out with 24 hours rations to go back to Reningheist for a bath. This reason is a fishy one. We are wondering what the real reason is.