Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 31
and a bad cold.
7th Miserable breakfast on bloaters. Still wet & miserable. It is the worst country
you could imagine for rain and cold biting winds.
9th Have started on our course of Bombing.
We have been lectured at some length on Explosives, detonators, Fuses, Grenades etc.
and have spent some time practising throwing It appears everybody has to go through
Slow Exps. Ballastite, Schulty Powder, & Guncotton Yarn for propellant purposes
Bursts on point of least resistance (cartridges etc)