Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 4

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Tues. 1st Jan. 1918
Our Division is out resting in villages between Devres, Samer & Etaples. 14 Field Ambulance is at Cormont. We saw the New Year in and turned in about 2 a.m. Two adventurous chaps managed to get inside the village church at midnight & rung in the New Year to the astonishment (& alarm of some) of the local civilians. To-day we had a sports meeting on a large snow covered field.

Tues. 8th Jan. 1918
The past week has been devoted to sports, dull route marching etc. I managed to get into Boulogne (25 kiloms.) & Wimereux (4 kiloms. further on) a couple of times.
On Saturday Sunday afternoon four of us got leave to go to Etaples (10 kiloms.). We walked in and later in the afternoon

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