Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force
A peaceful night. I slept till, 12.45, & was then the officer on watch. When we got in we found that some infernal thieves had again looted one of my platoons’ dug-outs, & stolen the men’s parcels from home & a few other things. There seems little prospect of finding out who has done it. We slept a good deal during the afternoon, and went into the trenches as usual in the evening. We had to produce two digging parties to work from 7.30 PM to 11.30 PM, and from 11.30 PM to 3.15 AM, and it is truly typical of affairs out here that the design of the trenches, as laid down by the Re officer for the first party, had already been changed by the time the second party arrived to relieve them!