2nd July 1917

At 3pm the Battalion was on the march bound for Gouy-en-Artois which we reached at 7pm.  The trek of some 10 miles with full pack in fearful heat was too much for the faint of heart and many fell by the wayside.  Most were genuine casualties but others, unaware that the NCOs were following in the rear as ‘moppers up’, were allowed no time in which to finish their beer in the occasional wayside estaminet.  The rest of the Company was comfortably billeted in elephant huts by the time the stragglers arrived.

Left Achicourt for Gouy-en-Artois.
On trek 3pm - 7pm. About 10 miles.
Large number drop.

Original diary entry
Original journal notes
Google Maps entry for Gouy-en-Artois here