Read today's entry from Harry Gissing's 1914-18 war diaries

December 13, 1917

Reveille at 6 for our move. Marched out at 9.30 leaving B Section behind to hand over to the incoming crowd. To entrain we had to march towards the line about 7 miles, thus boarding the train 21 miles behind the front line, a proof of how quiet this sector is. Passed through Dranontre and Neuve Eglisse on the route. The train we boarded had first brought up part of the 1st Division who were to take our place.The trip was very slow and monotonous, taking about 8 hours to do 50 miles to Devres where we detrained and after getting a sip of cocoa from the Y.M.C.A. marched to billets in the town. Ours was a huge shed at the Cement works.


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