The soldier at the rear in this photo was killed by a
shell about 4 weeks after this was taken.
Now this shows two Digs making a two man bunker. Doesn't appear to be very
wide, nor deep but it will have a sturdy roof over it when finished and
that was the main requirement. This was on the Samichon Valley where we
were quite a way from Charlie, opposite sides of the valley were about
2000 yards apart. With that in mind he usually sent us quite large
projectiles when giving us a touch-up from time to time.
Logs will be
layed across the top of the hole, ends resting on the sandbags and with
long wiring piquets added to help fill the gaps. Thus the width was cut
down to suit the piquets which were about 8' long. The logs and piquets
will have at least two layers of sandbags, then whatever waterproofing
material available then another layer of bags finished off with probably
2' of compacted soil. The bunks are being cut into the back wall by the
look of this photo, and various slots may be cut in the wall in which to
stow your gear.