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billets with some difficulty and we pushed off across crops and ploughed fields for the starting point of the column. We managed to get there a little before time by some extraordinary means noth notwithstanding the fact that we got badly tangled up in the maze of tracks and streets in Grebault-Mesnil.
The whole battalion arrived at the Station in Abbeville about 11 A.M. and entrained about 12 noon. The men were sardined into trucks at the rate of 38 men per truck. It was a scandalous affair! and A hot meal was served out and we pushed off at 12.45 p.m.
It was drizzling when we left.

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