SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd

Still cold and bright. Heard from FitzG. that the draft of 50 he sent us on October 11th have been sent to 16th Div. I have written in a snorter about it. Shame. The next time we come out we go back about four miles to some huts, and do that alternately. They are going to put up a Church Army hut here, which will be a boon. Another cold night. Gas wind on, which is harrying. Two football matches yesterday.

  1. Officers v. 12th (Rugby)  We lost 3-love.
  2. 9th v. 12th (Assoc.)  No score.

Relief went off all right, and we dined here at 8.00 p.m.


Footnote

The reinforcements sent to the 7th and 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers in 16th (Irish) Division were replacements for the casualties suffered in the attacks on the Somme at Guillemont and Ginchy in September 1916.

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