Padre has settled to stay with the Battalion and feels sure he can manage it; that’s a great blessing. A horrible day; snow has never ceased falling since early morn, and, of course, is lying pretty thick. I couldn’t ride, so have been studying defence scheme, pamphlets, etc.
Reverend Hallahan had been appointed Senior Divisional Chaplain on 28 November 1916, which should have resulted in him moving to Divisional Headquarters. He managed to remain with the Battalion, however, until March 1917 when he left to attend a course of instruction at the Chaplains’ School, after which he finally relocated to Divisional Headquarters.