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mile from us – went down & met A. King (Jack K's brother) all the Ben R. fellows were up at the Gun Pits – so they lent me a horse & I rode up behind their Cooks cart to see them. Passing through the village of Aveluy

Then we crossed the Ancre Marshes formed by the overflowing of the Ancre which was one of the causes of Von Klucks failures in the early days – they say that when these marshes dry up somewhat one can see the remains of his transport waggons etc.

All the old Ilkly & Berk Boys had a surprise at my arrival The two Daves

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