On 13th December...
...1916 the 1st Royal Berkshire war diary entry reads:
Coys work as usual. Lt H.A.L. DONKIN 7 OR proceeded on furlough to 26th IBD en route for ENGLAND. 2 H.E. on Hill just S of HQ at 1130hrs. C Coy bath at Bde Bath house in afternoon. Remarks. 96 OR reinforcements joined from 26th IBD.