11 November 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps

charles brockbank

Saturday.  We are moving up to huts in PIONEER ROAD some time today, but the Coy. arrangements are bad and there is sure to be a mess made of it. It is awfully misty – wanting to rain. There was a terrific bombardment last night and early this morning. I hope it was a success. Sidney Thompson is going into hospital with a bad boil, so we are a bit short of officers.

Extract from the official war diary of the 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

AVELUY

Construction of latrines and general work in camp.  Working parties were found during the day.

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