Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 29th 2014

Some little time after she gave me an injection with a tiny syringe, presume it was morphia for I felt myself dropping off to sleep – Slept ‘til about 9 in the morning but on waking the pain returned as … Continue reading

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November 28th 2014

She also asked for my home address and I wrote down the answer but appealed that my wife was not to be written or wired to so as to upset her. After this sister wrote on the paper “Please try … Continue reading

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November 27th 2014

When I did wholly recover my senses on the 27th December 1914 at 2 in the morning  I was in the Casino Boulogne (then utilised as a hospital) Hardly knew what to think all was so strange to me. A … Continue reading

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November 26th 2014

Publisher’s note: First, an apology to followeres of the blog. I have been in France visiting Ypres and unable to access Web.  Leonard’s diary ceases to become a daily accout at this point as he is clearly suffering from shell … Continue reading

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November 23rd 1914

23rd November 1914   Monday Battalion on parade today. Reorganising – draft of yesterday posted to various companies, our strength now about 700 all ranks – From now on we were kept employed at various items of trench warfare. In the … Continue reading

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November 22nd 1914

  22nd November 1914   Sunday The whole of the second division relieved today Hurrah !  Was sent to Strazeele rail head on cycle to act as guide to a draft joining us. Enjoyed the ride – met an old pal … Continue reading

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November 21st 1914

21st November 1914   Saturday Time – midnight – On the march , passed through Ypres and some miles behind it halted and had hot coffee. A veritable blizzard is blowing and snowing hard. Rested round a huge log fire ‘til … Continue reading

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November 20th 1914

20th November 1914   Friday Heard news of death of Lord Roberts, can hardly credit it, but it is official – Spent a leisurely day – Distributed fags (had a stock in hand) to French Tommies passing through en route for … Continue reading

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November 19th 1914

19th November 1914   Thursday Rested all day waiting orders

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November 18th 1914

18th November 1914   Wednesday Another bitterly cold day, feeling very ill, trembling from head to foot (shell shock) after previous days burying – Feel I must go sick, must go down to the peasants cottage. The first lull in the … Continue reading

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