FRIDAY, MARCH 17th

All ranks decorated with Sir G.’s shamrock, in their caps. A dull day, but fine and quite fairly warm. Spring is coming quickly here. We’ve managed a good rest for the men these six days, and the weather has helped enormously. This billet, a small one-storied house of one kitchen, one mess room, and two small bedrooms off it. I have one and one of the owners the other. Two toothless old girls of about 70 live in the kitchen and small room beyond. We cook in a lean-to annexe. There are numerous hens in the yard and manure heaps in front, which make hen noises all day. The change to X Corps is due to a general reshuffling—the best corps staff we had had. So sorry you are not having nice weather.

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