In this post, the Diary records a visit from HRH Edward Prince of Wales on Easter Sunday, which was marked with concerts and sports.
The Prince of Wales was unable to serve on the front line, due to his position as the heir to the throne. However, he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, and played an important role in terms of morale and ceremonial visits.
Digging commenced on new sentry posts. Remainder of battalion less specialist on work as previous day.
Normal routine. Work continued on defence.
Good Friday. Church parade.
Normal routine. Work during morning as previously.
Easter Sunday. Church parade. Lieutenant A Rodgers to hospital. Lieutenant J A Stanbrook reported from 54 Division Details Camp.
Easter Monday. Battalion Sports and Concert. HRH Prince of Wales passed through lines on return from Outer Defences.
Normal routine. Work continued on defences.
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