Huns busy around Hooge & Zillibeke
It rains all day most unmercifully absolute wretchedness prevails. Colonel Buller lines up the troops & praises them for good work done at Hooge & Ypres Salient expect Huns to break thru at St Eloi.
A day of rest but ‘tis raining hard.
A fierce bombardment rages all night as it rains dreadfully.
Our losses at Hooge are 56 (casualties) 17 killed, 39 wounded (7 old Pats).
*Hooge, Belgium – Is the site of a Chateau that was used as Divisional Headquarters for the Allies at the beginning of WWI. The village changed hands multiple times during the war and was also the site of a huge crater from the detonation of a British mine. Craters were tactically important on flat battlegrounds as they provided cover for troops.