The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
* 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.
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* Digging pit lower. The countryside fresh looking and hardly a shell hole was visible.
- March 14, 1918.
- 1 Lorry driver's dismay as 'booming' station announcements keep him awake after night work
- 2 Adopt a street and keep it clean by joining Royston Wombles scheme
- 3 Young archaeologist Jake's delight at historic heath find
- 4 Family remembers teacher Frank who taught many how to swim
- 5 Crews tackle fires in residential street and industrial area
- 6 Royston Cricket Club gearing up for a very busy season
- 7 Arts Society's members' exhibition set to be 'biggest online show yet'
- 8 Rail passengers warned of three-day closure at London King's Cross station
- 9 New headteacher appointed for King James Academy Royston
- 10 Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal A505 crash
* Started making dugout for sub behind gun. Brigadier General came up and he advised digging a trench from dumps to guns.
- March 15, 1918