June 10, 1918
Nothing of interest happening. We are just having a rest, the men doing a little riveting during the day. Gave a couple of lectures to my tent subdivision on practical subjects. Honours coming out now thick; Major Metcalfe (deceased) D.S.O., Capt. Fay, M.C. (gained for same thing the two M.M.’s were given for at Daours) Major Close and Sgt. T. Watkinson, “Mentions.” The Colonel now making our transport something decent, sacked one Sgt. and put T. Watkinson in his place.
Waggons all painted etc. and in good nick. Went to the 15th Brigade concerts this afternoon, they were very good and the antics of two chaplins and sundry other wags made the day happy. A little rain, but not enough to spoil our bivvies, fell during the night. Had a bad turn again but feel better to-night.