Report from the Front - The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
- We heard that two guns were to be taken back to training school for officers behind the line. The officers drew lots and Lt Alcombe won. The left section was to have a holiday. – May 7, 1917. - At night Allen (F Gun) and I went to Roisel. Half-hour walk
- We heard that two guns were to be taken back to training school for officers behind the line. The officers drew lots and Lt Alcombe won. The left section was to have a holiday.
- May 7, 1917.
- At night Allen (F Gun) and I went to Roisel. Half-hour walk perhaps. Went to the canteen and had to scramble under cover.
The town was shelled with eight-inch shells. A lot of damage done - several killed.
- May 16, 1917.
- We made a "bivi" with a trench sheet thrown over a gun. Really it was nice to know that undisturbed could continue sleeping until the morning.
- 1 Fine issued after rubbish fly-tipped in country lane
- 2 Man sentenced for handling stolen goods - including designer watch, clothes and laptop
- 3 New cops truck catches out law-breaking drivers in successful week
- 4 Goalkeeper with incurable brain tumour overwhelmed by fundraiser response
- 5 Cyclist in hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash
- 6 Drug dealer jailed after being found with heroin and crack cocaine
- 7 Bank cards, electrical items and jewellery stolen in burglary
- 8 Ian Stewart 'appeared odd' at wife Diane's funeral, court hears
- 9 Royston Golf Club donates £1,000 to hospice
- 10 MPs remain silent on whether they have confidence in PM
- May 21, 1917.
- Loaded up with shells. Walked over the field to YMCA at Tincourt. Piano and singsong. Yes, we had a most enjoyable evening.
- May 22, 1917.
- Moved off at 9am to where we did not know. We only knew that we were bound for a sort of land of peace.
- May 23, 1917.