Item 03: Joseph George Burgess war diary, 1 January 1916-4 February 1917 - Page 100
16 April, 1916
I received a letter from Bert last night, he is in Ypres in France lucky beggar, he says its cold though. We had a beautiful two days wind storm through the week. I slept out side & could hear the boys tapping in the tent pegs all night. Our tent collapsed & fell across Godber, he only murmured some thing befitting the occasion & went to sleep again. We got paid to day thank goodness. Ive been broke for a long time.