Tuesday 1st May 1917
We understand from the adjutant of the 1st Battalion that they are billeted at the village of Cambligneul, a little over five miles north-west of Arras. They have been practising night operations including attacking over open ground. Special attention has been paid to the training of scouts and specialists such as machine-gunners, signallers and so on.
Lieutenant Jacob [X550/1/81]
The 2nd Battalion is at Nuncq around twenty five miles west of Arras and five and a halfd miles south-south-west of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise. They have been joined today by five new officers - Lieutenant G R Jacob and Second Lieutenants E L Marsden, K C J Jones, S G Hague and S H Smith.
Second Lieutenant Marsden [X550/1/81]