Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 88
up and to continue on we would have been wading through 4 ft of water just where we
were but further on it was probably over our heads so we just had to stop there.
Presently a big shell burst a few yards away and splashed us over with mud.
The next was a bit further away but the third sounded as if it was making straight for me
I crouched down behind the bank and bang !! it exploded about 5 yards behind me and