Item 02: Sydney B. Young war diary, 24 July-14 October 1916 - Page 36
on the downs and had a day's skirmishing under Service conditions we taking our positions as stretcher bearers.
On one of the Roman Tumilies described in No 1 Diary we found lots of little shells. It seems hard to believe that at one time it was submerged since on this very ground Julius Caesar fought 55 B.C. and shells could hardly retain their shape intact for 2000 years at the least. Although they don't look like it they may be earth mollusc's.
24th The whole battalion fully equipped with ammunition waggons, water carts, Carts, cycle corps, stretcher-