August 26, 1918
Received instructions about move last night at 11.30, the O.C. just arriving back from the A.D.M.S. Breakfast 7 a.m. to take over the A.D.S.on main St. Quentin Road at 10 p.m. Went up by car about 9 o’clock to see what dressings and things were there as a guide for my indent. Found very little but a lot of German stuff as the place was once his dressing station, it being originally one of ours.
The best stuff had already been taken but I found German A.T.S.bandages, paper and cotton, and various drugs. The place was in a fearful state, the 1st Field Amb. which we relieved, having been too busy to do much. On way back called at the M.D.S. at Morcourt and saw a lot of old pals the 1st also running it. During afternoon went into Depot at Daours and obtained a small quantity of drugs, etc. getting back to the A.D.S. about 4 p.m. Rain during the day.
Had word during the night that the stunt we expected was off. One of our balloons, and one of Fritz’s, brought down during the day. News very good in paper, we still advancing, 1,700 prisoners and a number of guns also a lot of our old Somme positions recaptured such as Frevillers, Le Sars, Martinpeuch, Pozieres, etc. all in 5 days. Went to bed at 10.30 p.m., the other crowd leaving then.