Witley, June 18, 1917

Monday         Has been very hot to day consequently didn’t do much work Started on a bivouac just after supper 6:30 went out to larger Frensham [pond] arrived about 10 [pm.] after fixing things up went in for a swim about 11 [pm] water was great

According to the War Diary of the Fifth Division, today’s syllabus of training for the 55th Battery required the following:

training syllabus June 19.JPG

which  hardly qualifies to my mind as “didn’t do much work.” And the day wasn’t over with evening stables: off they went on bivouac.79 Horse Lines Frensham Pond crop.jpg



There’s certainly no shade for man or beast in this photograph of “Horse Lines, Frensham,” from Percy’s small album. At least the men got to swim.


Copyright 2017. See “More about this project.”




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