Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 49
Have been writing letters of sympathy all day.
Nothing of importance.
Sunday 30th September We are under orders to leave this afternoon We had a service this morning I spoke on "A Man shall be as the Shadow of a Great rock in a weary land".
At I oclock we moved off to catch busses on the main road.
After a wait of 2 hours the busses came. Owing to the dry weather the roads were terribly dusty & we were smothered in dust. It took about 30 big busses to carry us We left the busses at Dikebush & marched about 32 miles to