January 11 Friday
Unpleasant rumours afloat 'That Germany is going to make a tremendous effort on this front Some think we will be strong enough to meet it.' I know that this one cannot settle down and make things comfortable. I keep my trunks packed and ready to flit at any time.
Work doesn't slacken one bit. The poor boys with Trench feet are coming in by the hundreds. The weather is terribly severe. One Officer came in and said as he was doing his round in visiting the out-posts He passed one man & said "All right" – "All Right Sir" was the reply – then he went on 50 yds to the next. When something told him to
have go back & look at the man – Twas only the matter of a few minutes but the man was standing dead – frozen to death.