5th July 1917

Rose at 8am.

At 11am in clean fatigues we paraded for rifle inspection by Sergeant Roberts of the London Scottish after which we were left to our own devices for the rest of the day.  It soon became evident that discipline in the strict army sense was not taken seriously and even lowly riflemen were treated as honoured guests.  With the battlefield only 20 miles away the peace and atmosphere of unhurried calm was difficult to believe.

Rose at 8am.
Clean fatigue rifle inspected by Sergeant Roberts, London Scottish at 11am.
Finis! Dismissed for day.
Divisional canteen posh.

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