Sunday 9th July: Brielen
We had a lively night as the Germans dropped a few shells near us when we were filling sandbags in the garden but nobody was hit.
At night, another party of our Ambulance (24 men) and some of No. 9 Field Ambulance are digging a trench from the second trench to the third trench in the first line, the other side of the Yser Canal. They are having a lively time too but they stay up there and sleep through the day in dugouts on the canal bank.
We came back at 3am as usual
Monday 10th July: Poperinghe
Coming back from the chateau this morning three German aeroplanes flew over our heads and dropped a few bombs on the railway and also one or two in Poperinghe.
Tuesday 11th July: Poperinghe
We had another lively night last night but nobody was hit. They also shelled Poperinghe about 11pm. There is some good news from the Somme district, we are still advancing.
Wednesday 12th July: Chateau Rizebourgh
We had a fairly quiet night last night. I am one of the party who will stay up here for the next 56 hours. After a few hours’ sleep, we got up and had dinner at 1pm then started to work laying the sand-bags we had filled on the top of the dugout. We were working when the other party came up at 10pm then we had to work with them all night till 3am the next morning.
Thursday 13th July: Chateau Rizebourgh
We had a fairly quiet night and after having our breakfast at 3am we had a sleep till 1pm. Then up and worked till the other party came up at 10pm.
Friday 14th July: Poperinghe/ La Brick
We had another fairly quiet night but the Germans shelled Poperinghe causing a few casualties. After working till 3am we went back to “B” Section’s Headquarters leaving another party up at the Chateau.
The Germans shelled Poperinghe very heavily today, a few of the shells going through our Hospital but they still managed to take in all the troops and civilians who were wounded or killed in Poperinghe.
Our Ambulance had to clear out of Poperinghe leaving 12 men, 1 N.C.O. and 1 Officer to take any cases getting wounded in Poperinghe. Our headquarters is moving to Peselhock.
Nearly all the civilians and troops have cleared out of Poperinghe and all the shops are closed. The Germans sent over 200 shells into it today and there was over 90 wounded and a good few killed.
Instead of going to the Chateau tonight 4 of us were told off to go up to the Aide Post at La Brick.
Saturday 15th July: La Brick
We came up to La Brick last night and we are to stay here on duty. This place is near St. Jean and Ypres about midway between and is well in the Salient. We have 12men, 1 N.C.O. and 1 Officer here. We are clearing any wounded and making a few dugouts. This has been a splendid summer’s day and our guns have been hammering away all day.