4 p.m. Sept. 7th 1915
We have started work tunnelling to try and get under the Turks trenches. Our reason is for aerial purposes.
Sept. 8th. I am again in the firing line and a heavy artillery duel is in progress on our front. The Turks are also dropping bombs over, one of our Corporal bombers being blown almost to pieces.
Last night I wheeled earth in a barrow from a tunnel running almost under the Turks trenches for 4 hours, and finished another 4 shovelling. To do the former one had to stoop, because the tunnel was only 3 ft. by 4 ft. What with vermin and heat