Diaries; 6th & 7th March, 1915.

Saturday 6th March: Festubert

On duty at Festubert for the day. Our artillery started to bombard the German lines at 3 pm.

They were also bombarding La Bassée. We could hardly hear ourselves speak so great was the noise.

Every gun along the line seemed to be going as hard as they could go. They say it is to assist the French attack to the right of La Bassée. It lasted for over two hours and the German guns hardly replied at all.

At night I was up at the South Wales Borderer’s Dressing Station and carried down one of their wounded but he died on the road down so we took him back to be buried by his comrades.

Sunday 7th March: Festubert/ Essars/ Richebourg

Relieved at Festubert at 9 am then back to Essars. At 10 am went up to Richebourg took London Scottish and Scotch Guards wounded to Bethune. Finished at 9 pm then on duty at Richebourg all night. Had two runs to Bethune through the night.


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