21.10.1915 LAPUGNOY: 120 men& 2 Officers forming part of Brigade fatigue party under Capt E. H. Heathcote proceeded in Busses to LA BOURSE and were billeted at SAILLY LA BOURSE, and were employed in removing gas apparatus from trenches.
[Sailly La Bourse is a farming village situated 3 miles southeast of Bethune]
War Diary [WO/95/2694]
Oct 21st. Running parade 9 – 9-30. 10-30 till 12-30 route march. Paid 20 frs in afternoon. Fatigue party for trenches, but I was not included. – very glad. Went to hear Pierrots at night – very good. Nice day, but rain from about 8 p.m. onwards.
[3289 Pte George William Beardsley]