Rain has been falling all day & the battle rages up in the trenches. Our Transport had a terrible time going up last night. There was a block on the road & the Huns were shelling. Dead & dying horses and men were mixed up with splintered wagons in the dark & the mud. We lost four horses. One was killed under the rider but he escaped with a severe shaking. The timber waggons were blown to matchwood. The road was blown up for a hundred yards & it was impossible to travel for the deep slime & mud.
The weather has been bitterly cold & our men have neither coats nor blankets & they have been in it for