Diaries; 17th – 30th April 1916.

Monday 17th April: proven

Everything going on as usual only some of the 6th Division have returned here from their rest at Calais.

Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 26th April: Proven

Nothing doing. Weather changeable.

Thursday 27th April: Proven

Seven of us are being taught to drive the Motor Ambulance Cars.

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April: Proven

Still the same.


Diaries; 11th – 16th April 1916.

Tuesday 11th April: Proven/Poperinghe

Weather bad. A party of us went to Poperinghe station on a fatigue for the day.

Wednesday 12th April: Proven

Last night just after we left Poperinghe the Germans shelled it. Three of No. 9 Field Ambulance were killed and five wounded.

Thursday 13th April: Proven

Weather improving. We are still looking after the sick here at Proven.

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th April: Proven

Nothing doing.

Sunday 16th April: Proven

All leave cancelled, something in the wind.

Diaries; 1st – 10th April 1916.

Saturday 1st April: Proven

Very heavy artillery fire coming from the direction of Ypres.

Sunday 2nd April: Proven

Things are getting very lively up Ypres way this last two or three days by all accounts.

Monday 3rd April: Proven

The Canadians are supposed to have done some fine work on the right of Ypres; taking some prisoners.

Tuesday 4th April: Proven

We don’t get the same chance of learning what is going on up the line back here but expect we will be up there soon enough.

Wednesday 5th April: Proven

A very quiet day, nothing doing.

Thursday 6th April: Proven

A heavy bombardment early this morning, Ypres way.

Friday 7th to Monday 10th April: Proven

Nothing doing.