Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Wednesday 27th January 1915

German official says we withdrew; peculiar the defeated rescuing 200 enemy. Lion oil supply tanks damaged and destroyed, towed to port. Soon repaired.
Morning worked in quarry, getting sandstone for roads. Ground thinly covered with snow. Fine snow fights during breaks.

Afternoon trench digging on Roper’s Hill; new type. 6 paces lth, 4 paces traverse, width of trench 18 ins, depth 3’6”.

                            6 paces
¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|4 paces|­­­­­­--->2 paces

Colonel came up. Dug trench within regulation time of 3 hrs.

Night march 6-9.10pm, over Roper’s Hill on way to Ringinglow. Near dams deployed to rt and extended to 2 paces, having supposedly come in contact with enemy. Foggy, snow made look near. Hot cocoa when returned.

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