Item 03: Joseph George Burgess war diary, 1 January 1916-4 February 1917 - Page 101
17 April, 1916
Its been a splendid day but hot. It makes one wonder how one is going to get on when the summer comes on. This morning I had to go as escort with Johno & [indecipherable] to Orderly Room, I didn't like the job much, they both did their stripes. It was a bit of bad luck for them. We are on in-lying picquet to night & Im tipping Ill be on stable to morrow night, then on the next night we are to go out & bivouac, that will be three nights on duty.