The Great War diary of Jack Halstead

PUBLISHED: 14:30 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 11 May 2010

* Still digging. Made a rough bivi in bank, 300 yards in front of gun position. To the right was a German cemetary. On the hill in the rear was Vaux Vaucourt. To the left was the sugar refinery and water point. In bottom of the valley was the light rail

* Still digging. Made a rough "bivi" in bank, 300 yards in front of gun position. To the right was a German cemetary. On the hill in the rear was Vaux Vaucourt. To the left was the sugar refinery and water point. In bottom of the valley was the light railway.

- March 12, 1918.

* Sandbagging walls of pit. Made dugout for signallers. Expecting attack. On guard alone all night.

- March 13, 1918.

* Digging pit lower. The countryside fresh looking and hardly a shell hole was visible.

- March 14, 1918.

* Started making dugout for sub behind gun. Brigadier General came up and he advised digging a trench from dumps to guns.

- March 15, 1918

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