September 14, 1918
Great news for the lads. Six passes through for Australia, definite at last that we will get home. V.H. going to-day we set off about 11 and went via Peronne to the C.C.S. at Proyart calling to see the Big Gun captured by us and previously mentioned. Truly it is an extraordinary gun, destroyed by a premature burst, over 50 ft. long 15”calibre and tremendous mountings set in concrete. A tree in front was all blackened by the firing but it had apparently burst soon after it was mounted.
Had dinner at the 15th Fld. Amb. By extraordinary good fortune we found a car about to go to Boulogne so V.H. went by that. I had previously put his two pips up so he was taken into the officers’ mess at the C.C.S, Saw him off then returned to Chuignolles, picked up some wants and returned in time for tea. Had our photo taken this morning with a couple of cameras still carried by a couple of the chaps. Managed to buy a paper with news of the Yankee hopover at St. Mihiel, so far they have taken 13,000 prisoners and nipped off the salient, a good start.