7th July 1917

On appointment as mess orderly for the day my self esteem was slightly tarnished.  I expected better treatment at Divisional H.Q.

The course covered map reading which required an elementary knowledge of mathematics and a certain ability with drawing instruments.  The day passed quietly in mastering the use of a prismatic compass, taking direct bearings and laying a map.

The day ended with a bad thunderstorm and torrential rain.

Mess orderly.
Parades as Friday.
Map of imaginary village. Prismatic compass. Taking a direct bearing. Laying a map.
The King's visit.
Bad thunderstorm.

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