Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

August 16th –’99– Wednesday

Cloudy & pleasant. Light to gentle breezes from W & SW in a.m., changing to heavy winds from NW accompanied by sudden showers, which flooded roads & raised river rapidly. In eve, bright starlight. Moonlight when not obscured by passing clouds –in which were seen numerous flashes of lightning. Little firing noted today along the lines, although’ a chinaman laborer of 21st was shot thro’ head and killed on N line. Drew beef in a.m. for 1st Wn Reg. QM Clough returned & reported all OK in Taguig. Also bro’t mail from home dated 7/5 from Etta Son, dated 7/3 from Miss Cahghran. Light airs from SW to midnight, when I went to sleep on the floor.