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October 1916.
30th. I have been on water picquet all day to-day. Water is very scarce here as it has to be carted for miles & consequently is guarded. It has been raining very hard all day & a strong wind has been blowing.
31st Pritchard & myself went out to High Wood this morning. High Wood a few weeks ago was the scene of a very severe battle & many hundreds of lives were lost in its capture. The German lines can be seen from there & he is continually bombarding the place. A lot of shrapnell burst near us but we escaped unharmed. I found a few relics there, including

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