Orders just come for a move, and we have all out on a route march. We move at 3.00 p.m., about nine miles up toward the line in the direction of P_____ [Poperinghe]—an awful rush.
1.30 p.m. Such a hurry and turmoil, collecting everything, and of course a whole lot of clothing and boots came in at the last moment, and nowhere to carry them. Am leaving some men behind to look after the things, and bring ‘em on when they can. Very sorry to leave this peaceful spot. We are scattered here, which makes things more difficult.