Battalion was paraded at 10 am. for Colonel A.J.Poole to bid them farewell & he said he thanked all ranks for the hearty support he had received during his tenure of Command & looked on his promotion not as a compliment to himself but as a compliment to the Regiment.
Rest. Men clean up.
A good deal of German Shelling during the morning. Germans fired Trench Mortar Bombs between 3 & 4 pm. A wire was received from Lieut. General T.D.O. Snow with greetings to the 4th Division this the first anniversary of battle of LE CATEAU. Continue reading
Fine & warm. Very quiet day. No shelling on either side. 2nd Essex Regt. Came in on our left. Work continued on Trenches.
Fine & warm. Quiet day. German snipers active at night.
German Guns & Trench Mortars busy on ‘D’ Coys Trench but did little damage.
Work done on communication trenches.
Fine day. Church Parade in SALLE DE UNION at 9 am. Relieved 2nd R.Dublin Fus. In trenches at 9 pm. Relief completed by 11 pm. B & D Coys front line, ‘C’ in Support, ‘A’ in reserve.
Germans fired 12 (15 lbs) shells into the village. Our artillery retaliated on SERRE and BEAUMONT HAMEL. Working Party of 500 men.
Working Party of 500 men found again. 2nd Lieut S.V.Figg joined the Battalion.
Wet day. Working Party as usual.