Relieved 1st King’s Own Regt. in trenches at 7.30 pm. quiet relief. ½ Coy of 8th Royal Irish Rifles (36th Ulster Division) attached to us for instruction.
Stormy. Working Party 557 men as usual. S.M.Beck went on leave.
Working Parties as usual. Concert in Salle de Reunion 6 pm. Fine.
Working Parties as usual. Church Parade 10.45 am. in SALLE DE REUNION.
Working Parties found as on 8th. Fine, cold wind.
Battalion found Working Parties, 557 men, for work on Trenches & 2nd Line.
Regimental Concert in SALLE DE REUNION 6 to 7.30 pm. Fine. Cold & wintry.
Battalion cleaned up. Route march at 2 pm. for inspection by Army Commander but this was cancelled. Did 3 miles.
Foggy morning & very quiet. Battalion relieved by 1st King’s Own Lancaster Regt. At at 8 pm. & Battalion marched to billets at MAILLY-MAILLET. One blanket per man issued.
Heavy shelling heard from direction of ARRAS. Quiet day. Less sniping than usual.
Rained all day.
German guns active most of day & Trench Mortars active. & Trench Mortars active. One bomb fell in B Coy’s trench knocking in one dugout. 1 killed 4 wounded. German 5.9s busy between 5 & 6 pm. but did no damage. Our heavies retaliated in the SALIENT with effect. Stormy in morning.