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Jan. Tuesday 23 1917

Late on parade. Put on fatigues as punishment with ½ the unit. The coldest night on record. about 30 degrees of frost. Winter with a vengeance. All water etc is inches thick roads & everything coated with ice. Many falls & spills.
We move off at 10 a.m. & after a couple of halts reach Albert & billet in school house facing the ruined cathedral. The day is cloudless first of the winter, but consequently the air is the colder. Icicles hang on the men's moustaches. I never experienced anything like it. Get hot soup at Church Army Hut. Parade with sore feet, new boots. Back to billet & fire.

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