Heavy bombardment during night and several bombs dropped by Taubes in this vicinity.
Monday 21st May, 1917
Found two lots of money. A 6 Francs and a 40 Francs lot. Have sent in the bigger lot to H.Q. as I know who’s [sic] it is.
Sunday 20th May, 1917
The maintenance people have had orders to return to their units and go tomorrow.
Saturday 19th May, 1917
Went to B106 to see one of my mates. Two or three Taubes over during day.
Friday 18th May, 1917
Another dip in canal. It is hot here and plenty of work to do. This is the next biggest station to H.Qs.
Thursday 17th May, 1917
Another man sent here to work the petrol pump (i.e. water column for engines) G. Beresford.
Wednesday 16th May, 1917
18th Train crew men recalled and sent further up the line. One went from Cappy.
Tuesday 15th May, 1917
Frise now closed. This is the last of the old main line stations to be shut.
The following information is from Martin Farebrother:
Confirms old line link across Somme canal closed, but line from Cappy across plateau towards Péronne remained at least partly open.
Monday 14th May, 1917
Eggs for breakfast – 3d*. each, but they were enjoyed. Weather lovely now.
*This equates to £1.16 in 2022 currency!
Sunday 13th May, 1917
Had a dip in canal in afternoon. Church parade for men going in firing line.