27 December 1914

Extract from the diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

charles brockbank

Sunday. This morning I took 15 men to service at the Red Cross Hospital. As we had no chaplain, a French staff captain, took the service & spoke very well, though his accent was rather puzzling. In his sermon he dealt chiefly with our need for not exaggerating our troubles & dangers when writing home as he pointed out that our people had enough anxiety without our making it worse. There was some more shrapnel this afternoon but no real damage was done. We go up to the trenches again this evening

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