- Mon 1
- St. Omer
- Tue 2
- Wed 3
- Arrived at St. Jean in Belgium.
- Fri 5
- R.C.'s Held their special service prep. to a "duffy" this evening. Met 4 Chinese frightened by Alleman bombs to run away.
- Sat 6
- Going into the line today. Boys are going over the top.
...... There are no more entries in the diary.
Official records show that Rifleman Walter Shuttleworth, 325142, 1st/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds on 11 October 1917, aged 21. Walter was born on 17 January 1898, so this "official" age is wrong; Walter was actually 19 when he died. He is buried in Plot 4, Row D, Grave 11 at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. Poperinghe is a town about 11 kilometres to the west of Ieper (formerly Ypres).