A.G. Richardson’s Diary May 1916

A.G. Richardson’s Diary May 1916

Pernois.

Monday 1st May 1916:            Signalling with the Officers – on guard at wagon park.

Tuesday 2nd May 1916:           On guard all day at wagon park.

Wednesday 3rd May 1916:      Signalling with the officers one hour.

Thursday 4th May 1916:          Colonel returns from leave.  Signalling with Officers in morning.

Friday 5th May 1916:              Interview with the Adjt.  Signalling with the Officers.

Saturday 6th May 1916;          Signalling with the Officers & 1st Sect aft.

Sunday 7th May 1916:             Church Parade at 10 am.  Lovely ramble.

Monday 8th May 1916:           Signalling with the Officers.  Fishing with S.M. Spencer.

Tuesday 9th May 1916:           Signalling with the Officers.  1st Sect in aft.

Wednesday 10th May 1916:    Signalling with the Officers.  1st Sect in aft.

Thursday 11th May 1916:        Signalling in morning with the Officers.  1st Sect in aft.

Friday 12th May 1916:                        Signalling with the Officers in morning.

Saturday 13th May 1916:        Signalling with the Officers.  Fishing with Shaw.

Sunday 14th May 1916:           Church Parade at 10 am.  Lovely walk with Cecil & Tommy.

Monday 15th May 1916:         x Received my stripe back & exonerated from all blame. Only the Adjt to be thanked.

Tuesday 16th May 1916:         Signalling with the Officers.

Wednesday 17th May 1916:    Signalling with the Officers.

Thursday 18th May 1916:        Went a long walk with Eagle & then played billiards Friday 19th May 1916:                       Sent to 1st Sect (near D.A.C.) to Capt Emsley with recommend from the Adjt & paid Bombr.  Also Cecil & Tommy.

Saturday 20th May 1916:        Placed into E Sub-Sect.  In stables all day.  Out in village at night.

Sunday 21st May 1916:           Reveille 6.  Stables 6.30.  Went to VIGNACOURT with 920 hand grenades to 146th Inf Bde.  Half Holiday.  Fine day.

Monday 22nd May 1916:         Reveille 6 am – Stables 6.30.  Grooming & cleaning harness all day.  Cecil & Tommy leave & go to 4th Sect.

Tuesday 23rd May 1916:         Stables 6.30 am.  Lieut P.H. Walker exchanges 18 old 4th Sect men but leaves me at 1st Sect.  “Ca ne fait rien”.  Harness cleaning.

Wednesday 24th May 1916:    Empire Day.  No special celebration.  Reveille 6 am.  Took 29 Reinforcements to M.O. for medical inspections.  Cleaning Harness.

Thursday 25th May 1916:        Received my old job back – Went for rations to Havernas at 10 am with Gnr Briggs.  Returned at 2 pm.  Drew stores at H.Q. with Q.M.S.

Friday 26th May 1916:                        Reveille 6 am.  Went to Havernas for rations 10 – 2 pm.  Saw Forster & Trench Mortars.  On H.Q. guard.

Saturday 27th May 1916:        Went to Havernas for rations with Briggs.  At Berteaucourt at night.

Sunday 28th May 1916:           Went to Havernas with Briggs for rations.  Out in the village at night with Cecil & Tommy.

Monday 29th May 1916:         Went to Havernas for rations.  Briggs goes on leave.

Tuesday 30th May 1916:         Went to Havernas for rations.  On piquet at night.

Wednesday 31st May 1916:    Went to Havernas for rations on bicycle.  At Berteaucourt at night.

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