Sunday 4 February 1917
Can't quote the Bible passage but we had something about "Building a road through the Desert". I reckon we know something about that. Bombed again today & the shrapnel from our Anti Aircraft guns fell around us but no damage done – My 1 subaltern got a photo of a large MINE which I mentioned yesterday was blown up on the Beach. Weather warmer & cold better but I'm still wrapped up like a SARACENS head with Bandages. Put a CROWN up today for MAJOR, if I don't get sick or wounded it will be permanent – [the following crossed through] but you are correct in addressing me as MAJOR now.