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Transcript of the Diary of Sergeant John Barclay near Amiens, February 1917

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(D/DLI 7/41/3)


 "18 Quinquagesima Sun[day] [February 1917]
Cards.

19 Mon[day] [February 1917]
Night - relieved
150 M[achine] G[un] C[orps] - H[ead] Q[uarters] sig[nal]s &e
went up in evening
Wet trenches.

20 Shrove Tues[day] [February 1917]
Guns [took deleted]
Relieved 150 Co[mpan]y in early M[orning]
- we took over at 6 a.m.
Dugout half Fr[ench] 
half German

21 Ash Wed[nesday] [February 1917]
Maj[or] Grierson to H[os]p[ita]l
- poisoned hand. M[iste]r Hervey - O[fficer] C[ommanding] 
Cards each day

22 Thur[sday] [February 1917]
Trenches get worse
- waist deep in mud & water
at places - going to dump.

23 Fri[day] [February 1917]
L[ieutenan]t Hervey w[oun]d[e]d.
2nd L[ieutenan]t Landels in com[man]d.

24 Sat[urday] [February 1917]
On ration party
again - wet up to
waist

Mem[orandum]
The Red Cockade - Stan Weyman"