Diaries; 8th – 12th March, 1915.

Monday 8th March: Bethune

Off duty all day after one run to Bethune with a wounded man.

Tuesday 9th March: Festubert

On duty at Festubert for the day. Had a few wounded to take to Bethune through the night.

Wednesday 10th Festubert

We are still on duty at Festubert as the other cars cannot get up to release us as a terrible artillery bombardment is going on since daybreak.

We are attacking on the left of Richebourg and all our guns around here also the French on our right are firing as hard as they can. The Germans are sending over a few shells in reply and it is dangerous on the roads just now.

In the afternoon it grew worse and the noise was terrible yet we did not attack here. We were only assisting an attack at Neuve Chapelle.

We had a few wounded in the afternoon here.

Thursday 11th March: Festubert/ Essars/ Richebourg/ Bethune

We were relieved from duty at Festubert by one of the other cars and went back to Essars.

We went on duty at Richebourg at 11 am and will be on duty till 9 pm.

The guns are still hard at it but not near so bad as yesterday. In the afternoon we had a few of the Cameron wounded to take to Bethune.

Friday 12th March: Festubert/ Essars

We had to go on duty at Festubert as one of the other cars had broken down.

We have just heard that we have advanced and took the Village of Neuve Chapelle on the left of Richebourg in the big bombardment on Wednesday. The Indian Cavalry also got through and did good work.

We were relieved by the other car which had been repaired at 2 pm and went back to Essars.

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