Private Diary Blankenburg Mark
J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen
Friday Sept 13. Another cold dull day with heavy showers. Busy sewing all morning – Letter from DD d/13 Aug. Case 20 Emergency Parcels & case biscuits arrived from Van der Zyde, Rotterdam. Went for a walk 2 to 3.45 p.m. A new walk more in country; via Malchow & Zanow. Knight celebrating his 21st Birthday tonight. McLean made excellent chocolate pudding for dinner, served with hot chocolate sauce! New officers & now getting their parcels fairly well.
September 13th 1918
TO/ Major Cosgrave,
Cmdg. 9th Brigade C.F.A.
The barrage was excellent. During the intense period it kept the Hun’s Machine Guns absolutely down. He opened up as soon as the intense firing stopped.
We were able to establish posts along the bank but did not succeed in kicking a pocket of Huns out of the Kiln as further operations would have prevented the relief, which was in progress, before daylight.
Many thanks for your cordial assistance.
Cmdg 42nd Canadian Battn. R.H.C.
Has permission to travel by boat & train
If a General Mobilisation is ordered every soldier on pass must return immediately to his unit without waiting for instructions
No. Transport & Workshop Coy
Regiment. M.T. ASC
PASS Women’s Legion
No. – (Rank)………….. (Name)… Miss L. Dillon
Has permission to be absent from his quarters, from after duty Tuesday Sep 17th 1918 to 9 AM Friday Sept 27th 1918 for the purpose of proceeding to Dalkeny Co Dublin.
(Station) Grove Park
2nd Lieut A/Adjt
for OC Transport & Workshop Coy
No 1 Res M.T. Depot, GrovePark