Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 80

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large Y.M.C.A. there & returned home by lorry.

July 20. Drill again in morning. At 10 P.M. we were awakened and the Brigade went out for a s on a stunt across the fields. After a bit of night-manoeuvring we returned at 1.15, and had a cup of tea before turning into bed again.

July 21. No drill; Sleep in to make up for the work last night. I was a bit tired, having acted as scout for our officer during the stunt.

At 8 P.M. I was one of a trench picquet. This duty was an easy snap.

July 22. Picquet all day. At night we went to a good concert given by the local "Tommy" transport (?) corps.

July 23. On Picquet till 8.30 P.M.

July 24. drill per usual.

July 25. Wet day, therefore no drill.

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