During these two weeks, Wilf was with 76th Brigade, bivouacing in an orchard in Ambrines. He made one trip to St Pol-sur-Ternoise (map)
Tuesday May 15 1917
Relieved by 29th Divn. Back to Warlus in lorries. Fixed up bivvy.
Heard that we are to join Brigades permanently. Just my luck.
Fine sleep in bivvy.
(Wilf’s son, Patrick, found a record of Thomas Sellers (sic) in the Census Return for 1881. Thomas was aged 12 and living in Westgate, Rillington, Yorkshire)
Monday May 14 1917
Showery all day and much cooler.
Enemy shelling road during evening. Getting relieved tomorrow, hurrah.
More shelling during night.
Sunday May 13 1917
Strength of Div again sadly depleted. 8th K(ing’s) O(wn) casualties last night – 6 officers, 160 O(ther) R(anks).
Quiet all day. 3 shells at Wancourt road in evening. Knocked horseman over.