a few hours. Then we were off again before daylight, and passing outside a village (Bucy Le Long) we took up a position on a ridge in front of the German position. My platoon was sent back about 100 yards as support, and as soon as daylight came the ball commenced. The enemy were strongly entrenched about 1000 yards in front of us, and their artillery started to shell us fearfully, while, to make matters worse, the rain came on again. We had about 80 casualties that day, and lost three officers, including our Colonel, Sir E. Bradford. I may say I am still all right, however, and will now close with the seasonís greetings and every good wish.-

Yours truly,


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