Saturday 1st January: Epinette
Another Year has started and we don’t seem to be any nearer finishing than we were at the beginning of 1915; but though we have not made much headway, we have improved in everything and hope to see the finish this Year.
We are still at the Advance Dressing Station at Epinette and a few shells are dropping around as usual, but our artillery are working very hard keeping down the German artillery fire. The weather is still mild but wet and miserable. We are still getting in one or two wounded and when we have time doing some sandbagging.
Sunday 2nd January: Epinette
Still another day of the same wet and miserable weather, the Germans sending over a few more souvenirs, some dropping very close to us. We seem to be getting busier every day with wounded and at times the shelling is very lively, something will be coming off here shortly.
Monday 3rd January: Epinette
Another day of the same only the German shelling being livelier than ever.
Tuesday 4th January: Epinette Farm
I went up to the Advance Aide Post at Epinette Farm last night and I am on duty there today with two other Bearers. We had a few wounded to take down through the night and the Germans are very lively with their shelling today. They are shelling Laventie very heavily.
Wednesday 5th January: Epinette Farm
We have had it fairly quiet today only two wounded to take down though the Germans sent a few more shell over. The weather is clearer and a few aeroplanes are overhead.
Thursday 6th January: Epinette
The Germans shelled around here very heavily today smashing up two farms but luckily ours was not hit and nobody wounded. We were relieved at night by other men of our Ambulance so went back to our Advance Dressing Station at Epinette. The Guards Division are being relieved by the Welsh Division so we expect to be relieved soon.
Friday 7th January: Epinette
A fairly quiet day, in the morning we went up to one of our Advance Aide Posts “Bedford Post” and built up sandbags around it. We then came back to Epinette and did some more sandbagging there.