Tuesday 16th September
Still on crawl trenches. Hear bombs landing in distance throughout the day.
Wednesday 17th September
Terribly hot day. On crawl trenches during morning. No9 played No8 soccer in afternoon. Got beaten 2-1.
Thursday 18th September
Still striking hard ground. YMCA mobile Cinema showed “Topper” at night. Great crowd attended. Lot of the film was cut out through continuous use.
Friday September 19th
Tried blasting all crawl trenches at once but not a success. While over YMCA met Eddie Mulquin. Wrote at night.
Saturday September 20th
Breakfast at 6.30AM. Another day at sea(?). Had cold, got excused. Washed and wrote during day. On picquet at night.
Sunday September 21st
Church parade & inspection of rifles. Rest of day free. Continued writing.
Monday September 22nd
Up hill again. Guard on Bren gun for aircraft. Jerry flew over very high. Nothing doing.
Tuesday September 23rd
Another usual day. Planes flying over at night. No bombs.
Wednesday September 24th
Got compressor up to drill holes for mortaring. Another early night to bed.
Thursday September 25th
Another usual day. Time getting monotonous. Planes over low at night but otherwise quiet.