Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 58
take a trench, as has happened before now, Fritz opens the floodgates and floods the
trenches drowning the occupants, or mowing them down with machine guns if they
attempt to escape So the result is "Stalemate".
Just near us is a stone with an arrow pointing to a line in the centre of it which shows the
frontier or Borderline between France & Belgium.
[sketch of frontier marker]
This Battalion ought to be called "The Blunder Battalion" as no sooner were we settled
down in our Billets than they find out we are in wrong billets so we had to pack