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Date: April 11th 1917

April 11 - Started work repairing Arras-Doullens railway line with a Devon (British) labor battalion attached to our Coy. From today we worked every day on the line until May 1St. We had some snow and much rain during this time and so our camp ground was in a very muddy condition most of the time. The second day in camp the boys of our tent russled (sic) a small cook stove, which we had in our tent, so we did not suffer from the cold as some of the others did. We swiped coal from the French, also a few pounds of beef once and so had a real stew one night.