23rd June 1917

We were now due for a quiet spell away from the line.  The half trained men who filled the gap after the slaughter of Easter Monday were good enough to man the trenches in the Arras sector during the lull after the storm.  Apart from casual parades for inspection, a bath of sorts and the issue of clean underwear, the only event of any importance was the arrival of a fresh draft from Redhill.  I was glad to welcome many old friends from D Company including rotund and jovial Tolliday who, alas, failed to make the return journey.

Rifle inspection and bath and change.
New draft joins.
Tolliday and Murphy of D Company (Redhill).

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