Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 35

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16th We have been issued with Basil Vests lined with felt These are warmer and longer
than the sheep skin vests.
We have also been ordered to wear 2 pair of socks. This is to prevent what are called
Trench feet.
The weather is bitterly bleak and playing reveille is terribly cold work.
We have a new major, Major Prince who comes from Brigade H'qrs staff to take the
second in command in place of Major Cooke-Russell who has been sent to train
backward battalions.

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