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the men had to suffer a cold wet night as it drizzled all night and best part of today. Fortunately arrangements for feeding the men in the line are very good with the result that they are able to have two hot meals a day. Artillery on both sides has been fairly quiet all day, observation being very bad on account of a heavy ground mist.

The enemy opened a heavy bombardment early this morning around Bn. Hqrs. One shell hit the dug out in the C.O. (Col. McConaghy) the Adjutant (Capt. Lovatt) and the I. Officer (Lt. Staples) were sleeping. The Adjutant was killed and the C.O.

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