Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen
April 13th. Marched Lille (10 miles) starting 9 a.m. only officers & servants. French inhabitants gave us coffee in Haubourdin: tiring dusty march, much traffic on roads: arrived about 1 p.m. Self B.M. & D sent to officers quarters in a room holding 5. 3 turned out for us Lt. Col Martin Lan Fus. Major Jackson E Yorks, our 2 other companions couldn’t face the consisting of stew. Comdt a Lieut, quite an intelligent little fellow, & doing his best for us. 6 p.m. evening meal. Coffee &brown bread & jam. Lights out 9.30. Slept well on a hard bed but 2 blankets.