August 23, 1918
Had the hun over last night bombing and on our left we attacked again, the guns opening up at 5 a.m. Prisoners began to come through early and 1,400 with 33 officers was the first count. We also attacked on the other side of Albert and the French near Soissons. Congrats received from Gen. Rawlinson on the stunt just finished. Came down to the new camp and after fixing up the panniers, loaded my medical waggon, returning to old camp for lunch. During afternoon left for new camp near river.
Had a swim after tea. Had to dig in as we had no possies, my possy is now 6 ft. 6 in. long and 2 ft. deep so should be O.K. except for a direct hit. He was over bombing during the night and at 1 a.m. we opened up with heavy barrage so expect the enemy counterattacked. A hun prisoner told us that there are 15 Austrian divisions on this front. He had lived for 10 years in London and was very interesting saying that Aussie prisoners were working on his farm. He was glad to be a prisoner.