Jan. 3/18 -
Made rounds of batteries. Colonel returned from leave. Enemy balloons up
Jan. 5/18 -
Jumped motor lorry to Bethune to get some underwear - feeling miserable with a cold. Old lady at billet very kind.
Jan. 6/18 -
Stayed at billet but carried on sick parade as usual. So cold that Tom had to move out of the glass house where we hold sick parade.
Jan. 8/18 -
Boxes of Xmas cheer from Edna.
Jan. 10/18 -
Observation very good. Considerable shelling all over Lienin - harassing fire.
Jan. 12/18 -
Went to Medical Officers meeting at ‘Chateau de le Hare’ - met allot of friends. Our headquarters in Lievin shelled - no casualties.
Jan. 14/18 -
Alan & I had just gotten in bed when Fritz started shelling our H.Q. again. Our dugout facing the wrong way for comfort - Thawing.
Jan. 15/18 -
Rained all day - Mess nearly flooded out through new shell hole in second story.
Jan. 19/18 -
Went in to another meeting at the Chateau. Art Ellis on Syphilis. Had dinner with 9th Field ambulance at Fosse X.
Jan. 22/18 -
Relieved today & moved to new positions, Left Section to Fosse. A 4.2 howitzer shelled them - one horse killed, one died from wounds, another so bad we had to shoot her.
Jan. 28/18 -
Hun planes bombed near our quarters - some casualties amongst the infantry.
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