Monday Weather good A little rain early this morning. Painted the gun today & wagon — Pay.day — Am writing letters to [Janie] & Mother expect to hear from Bert [Theobald] Had a great walk yesterday out to Hascombe about 4 miles
This is the day’s plan according to the War Diary’s training syllabus.(1) It’s a twelve-hour day before they get to supper time.
Painting the guns and wagons was at least in part because the decision had been made to identify each vehicle with a new Divisional distinguishing mark:
Five horizontal lines in white paint — simplicity itself. (2)
(1) Syllabus of Training 13th Brigade, Week ending July 30, 1917. Appendix III of War Diary of the Fifth Canadian Divisional Artillery. Vol. 5 (June 1917). Library and Archives of Canada.
(2) War Diary. Vol. 5 (June 1917): 3. June 24-30, 1917.