Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 77
night, & shelled. No services yesterday.
Today Monday is a lovely day. Sharp frost this morning & bright sun today.
The brigade that relieved us had a terrible time getting into the line. They were 10 hours covering 8 miles owing to the rain & the shelling of the tracks many of them got bogged & some of them died in the mud, bogged & exhausted. Our own men had a terrible time coming out. Frequently they sunk to their waists in icy cold slush & had to be pulled out by their comrades.
The third got 3 prisoners one walked into our lines with important dispatches on him. He was a