13 July, moving around

Posted: November 25, 2016 by saraherhodes in 1916

We have been having a lot of moves lately, so I have not had a chance to write to you. On the 10th we were relieved and marched back about ten miles to a pretty fair sized town. We got there about 5 am. It was a treat to get into a decent sized place again.

There is a fine church there. The inhabitants gave the Germans 7,500 francs not to shell it when they were there. It is a lovely church. Inside all the woodwork is carved. There is a wooden model of a man in a coat of mail standing over a dragon.

Another thing I noticed was a cart with a couple of dogs harnessed to it. They are pulling it all round the place with a man sitting in the cart driving them. They looked dead comical, and pulled quite willingly. Another stunt they have is to harness a dog under a hand cart and let him push it along. The owner just guides it about.

Yesterday we marched back to the original billet that we were in – it was about another ten miles. Tonight we move off somewhere else. I saw Jack Clarke in the other place. Managed to keep up our best traditions.

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