4th July 1917

The MO never had a chance to say anything, even before reveille and foregoing breakfast Bradley and I were on our way, later to be joined by two D Company men also nominated for the course.

Divisional Headquarters, seat of the mighty, was to a couple of riflemen just heaven.  It is true we saw the Brass Hats from a distance only but that arrangement was no doubt mutually satisfactory to all concerned.  Our billets were situated in a delightful orchard and the select company on the course enjoyed the pleasure of sleeping on blankets for the first time for several months.  The classrooms and mess were nearby and the Divisional canteen provided luxuries which the average soldier had forgotten existed.  Work was not even mentioned on that first day.

Left Sus-Saint-Léger with Bradley and two D Company men for Divisional Observers' Course at Le Cauroy (2 km away).
Billet in hut in orchard. Posh.
Russian offensive.

Original diary entry
Original journal notes
Google Maps entry for The Château du Cauroy here
(assumed to be location of divisional HQ)