Saturday 12th February: Epinette
The Germans dropped a few shells on the Welsh Guards billets wounding 4 otherwise things quiet. Three of us went up to the Advance Aide Post and relieved the men on duty there.
Sunday 13th February: Epinette Farm
Nothing much doing all day when a few German and some of our aeroplanes were up and there was some lively shelling by the Anti-aircraft guns, but no hits.
Monday 14th February: Epinette Farm
This has been a dirty stormy day with very little shelling going on. We should have been relieved tonight but as our Ambulance is to be relieved; we are staying on here for another night.
Tuesday 15th February: Epinette Farm
A very quiet day; but a wild one with the weather. We were relieved at 1pm by another Ambulance of the 19th Division and went back to our Dressing Station at Epinette then we marched back to Lagorgue to our Hospital there, where we billeted for the night.
Wednesday 16th February: Epinette/ Merville
A wild and stormy day, raining in torrents. The whole Ambulance marched off from here at 12.30 mid-day and marched to Merville where we entrained and the train steamed off at 5.15pm. We arrived at our destination “Calais” at 10.45pm then we had to start unloading the wagons-a lively job.
Thursday 17th February: Calais
It took us till 2am this morning before we had the train unloaded and marched off to our camp outside Calais. We reached the camp about 4am and a great many of the tents were lying flat with the gale. We lay down inside a tent covering ourselves with our coats; glad to get out of the rain and wind, and in spite of the wind and the cold we snatched an hour’s sleep before daylight.
After daylight appeared, we started to get things ship shape. The whole of our Brigade are here under canvas.
Friday 18th February: Calais
We had a better’s night sleep last night as we had been issued with blankets. This would be a fine place in the summer but it is rotten at present as the weather is always breaking down.
The whole of the 3rd Brigade of Guards are here. The 1st and 2nd Brigades are lying about Poperinghe and the whole Division is under strict training.