1916 December 1
Commence new Diary as old one filled up – I wonder how many months of this one will be used ere peace is declared. It is a means of having a yarn with you
little Mother each day – I often wonder how old Tess is Larry & Blackie. Did you hear Duncan Robertson had been killed? He was a driver in the Artillery Sun came out today & chased all the [indecipherable] off the bushes but snow & ice still lies thick about – Even our water inside the "Bivy" (Bivouac) had contents frozen hard.
I am sure we can stand what the TURKS can in the way of hardship.