Extract from Daily Orders, part 77, subsection 129 X.Z.V., paragraph 33, quarter section 19, range 56, meridian 23 W.


1. It is to be distinctly understood that on no account is anyone to swim in the trenches unless clothed in the regulation bathing-dress.

2. Boots, gum, thigh, when issued for the purpose of keeping mud off the uniform are to be used as such, and on no account is one allowed to pull his feet from them and leave the boot in the trench.

3. Real estate in “Noman’s ground” is placed there for the express purpose of allowing one to dig for souvenirs, and on no account is one allowed to use it for any other purpose.

4. Special precautions should be taken to avoid all traps, dead-falls, snares, etc., and should covers of opera-glasses be seen lying about a party of twenty men should at once be detailed to remove same.

5. Constitutionals after dark are on no account to be indulged in. Officers will please take special note.

6. Should a shell fall short of the trench and cause no casualties, a signal to that effect should at once be communicated to the enemy. A signal suggested is that of placing one’s hat on the end of the rifle and waving same violently to and fro.

7. Recreation rooms are provided in the advanced sap, and a demonstration of the pyrotechnical art will be given at frequent intervals, attendance at these is optional.

8. Men while on duty in the trenches will always appear at the dinner-table in a clean and shaven condition, and will supply their own food.

"Regulations for the Trenches," The Forty-Niner, 1:4 (1916): 11-12.