29th February 1916 Tuesday

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On this day both Captain Anderson and Captain Ffoulkes were given a couple of weeks’ leave and Douglas received news of a temporary transfer owing to the Medical Officer of the 14th Welsh Regiment being taken ill with flu.

“On 29th February 1916 I was sent to the 14th Welsh Regiment as their doctor was ill with influenza. I remained with the Battalion until March 31st ”. The Battalion was in the trenches and I went by motor ambulance to our advanced dressing station at St. Vaast via Lacature and Richebourg. Then I walked down the road past Windy Corner to my aid post in a shell-battered cottage.”

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