9-9.30 drill under colonel, advancing in extended order with platoons kept together. Advanced from column after 2, 3, 4 platoons had deployed to rt to 50 paces, in line of platoons in fours at 50 paces. 1st section 1st section[sic] of each platoon extended to cover front as advanced. So whole platoon extended in 4 lines connected by files, reinforcing 1st line.
9.30-12am shooting and rifle exercises. 25 yds, 71/100 S.M.R.C. decimal target.
Afternoon trenching. Made parapet at back of trench to stop back effect of shrapnel.
Paid 7/- at 4.30. E Company marched up for uniform, about 160 strong, inspected trenches.