13th June 1916 Tuesday

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A March to Auchel

“We were up at dawn on 13th June and left Busnes at 9 o’clock. We tramped via Lillers and Burbure through uninteresting and hilly country. Some of the hills were very steep and we had trouble with the wagons. Then we came into the coal mining district and rested in Auchel for the night. This was a typical, dirty mining town with rows of brick houses. There were some good shops and we were able to purchase some sweets and most excellent apple tarts. I was billeted in a miner’s house and was very comfortable.”

The 7 mile march from Busnes to Auchel

The 7 mile march from Busnes to Auchel

The town of Auchel

The town of Auchel

Auchel. We had our hospital in this town hall for one day

Auchel. We had our hospital in this town hall for one day

A Postcard of Auchel street scene C.1916

Postcard of Auchel street scene c.1916

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