The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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7 April 1916

Posted by Dick on April 7, 1916
Up at half past three this morning, watered and fed the horses, breakfasted, and were away by six. The Essex battery shot first, then the West Riding, and we were to shoot third - but the West Riding didn't finish till one o'clock so we had to put our shoot off. I expect we'll get it in a day or two though. After the shoot, there was a "pow wow" with about six Generals present including General Horne, our army corps commander (1st Army Corps).

I got back to camp and bathed about 3:30. The divisional bands played tonight for an hour or so. We've had a very busy day on the whole and I've been orderly dog into the bargain.

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