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Date: October 19th 1917

Oct. 19 - Our Platoon (No 2) off for days rest. Corpl Loxton and I on pass to Poperinghe, a town of then or twelve thousand in peace time about eight miles west of Ypres. it was the first time to be in a town of any size that had the civilian population since being at Doullens, France. We got a lorry ride there and walked back.