MONDAY, JUNE 5th

A showery day. Vanston has pushed off with gastritis. Berry went this morning. New medico—Burrows—come. Am sending home some winter kit. Many of the officers sick today from inoculation. Saw Oliver for a minute today. Hessey came back this morning, from leave. Shall go round with him. Went over to congratulate Bull this p.m. Had a long morning practicing the attack. Luckily no rain, but nine officers and 100 men away with inoculation.

Stronge returned from Etonians’ dinner 2.00 a.m. Rawlinson got it up for 4th Army. 168 there. Pak, Bob Maxwell, etc. Many Generals and Staff. Heavy showers all night.

9.45 p.m. Had a long bukh with Hessey this p.m. His mess is just opposite my billet. Turned cold and is raining again.

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