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April 1917
5th Late last night we heard that it is officially announced that America has declared war on Germany.
Capt Reid left the company to-day to fill the position of major of one of the 2nd Divn. Coys.
The day has been fine with & the sun shining with a little more warmth than it has had for a long time.
7th There Yesterday & to-day have been wet & cold, snow & hail falling all practically unceasingly. I have had a party out salvaging timber in Villers au Floss & also building bunks in our billet. Cpl Murphy came back from Velu with his party after a very interesting stay there.- promoted to 2nd Corporal.

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