Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 17
British arrived & drove them back. One can still see signs of fighting particularly one brick cottage whose walls are a mass of bullet splashes.
I don't know whether this is Flanders but it seems so by the name of the place & the country people amongst themselves speak Flemish. The names on the tombstones also read more like Dutch than French. This sounds as though I have been posing as an antiquarian but as a matter of fact our Supply Depot is alongside the village church – stacks of biscuits & bully beef, groceries, sacks of oats bales of hay along the very walls & we draw up our