Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 17
This afternoon I went up to the left sector Adv. Dressing Stn. that C Section is running at Wyschaete – two kiloms. closer to the line. The A.D.S. is a collection of strongly cemented pillboxes and is quite a decent little "home". The camouflage screens in front give it quite a village inn appearance. On the left of the road going up there is a great exploded mine crater evidenty sent off when the 3rd Div. & N.Zs. took Messines & Wyschaete. Several notices show the positions of unexploded mines surrounded by wire fences. The country, of course, presents a desolate appearance with plenty of shellholes & a few shattered treestumps. To-day has been sunny & clear and increased aerial activity was noticeable. Several of our big guns were busy pounding away at Fritz.