MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th

Quiet night, rain towards morning. Clearing now.

6.00 p.m. Heavy showers in a.m., and the river has risen some feet. Place looked in about 12.30 p.m. Present idea at G.H.Q. is we are to be made up about 900 per Battalion, and stay here for the winter, two Bdes holding the line, and one in rest well back. That will be all right; also says 109th coming back on our right, at which I am delighted. Shill, Padre and I inspected our proposed new H.Q. Quite good, but too far back, and not quite ready yet. O. [General Nugent] pressed me to go and stay Saturday—Monday.

10.00 p.m. The Bosche was rather busy this morning from about 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. with his 4.2’s. He got one direct hit on our main communication trench, and damaged it badly, exposing it so we could not repair it by daylight. Relief gangs on it at night.

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