6 July 1917

Extract from the diary of LCpl Walter Williamson, 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

We were relieved on the night of the 6th and came out from the sap, where we had lived for 6 days, by candle light, (and very little of that,) with a feeling like pit ponies coming up for a holiday, until we found out that we were only going into a similar sap at “Wilson’s Farm” again.

For the second time, we fell upon a cigarette famine here, and Freddy had to get busy at once making them from issue “Honeydew” and message pads until a post arrived: We always made a point of taking enough cigarettes into the line to last us till we came out to camp again, but we always seemed to make a sharper point of smoking them all before that time arrived.

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