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October 1916
cattle train trucks & left at about 8.40 AM- destination unknown. We passed through numerous villages, & at about 1 PM first heard the firing of the guns.
At 4.30 we arrived at Albert and detrained.
Albert, which was once a large & picturesque city is now a mass of ruins. The noted cathederal with the "Vergin & the Child" now overhanging the street is like the rest of the city, in ruins.
Only 8 of us came on to Albert, the others went to the 4th Divn, which is at Armentiers We walked through the town & out to Fricourt Wood about 5 Km. out.

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