“My platoon front looks very tidy & neat now”

Sydney Spencer had his platoon spick and span.

Sunday 28 April 1918

Got up rather late. Washed & shaved after breakfast. Usual parade with platoon. Read farewell order from Div. commander. My platoon front looks very tidy & neat now. A new corporal joined us, Coproral Wise by name.

Back to our foxes earth & worked out my PMC accounts & [mulcted?] the company for 20 francs apiece.

After lunch read for a time & then had a glorious sleep till 4 pm, then tea. My prismatic compass came today, also a letter from PS who is in the 1/15 Londons, & has work in orderly room so I hope to hear that he has got adjutancy later on, also a letter from Walter.

A company had casualties tonight from shell fire, at the same time as my post was shelled.

Diary of Sydney Spencer of Cookham (D/EZ177/8/15)

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