8th August 1917 Wednesday

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Two Officers Go For a Joyride

“On the 8th August, Capt. Burke and I went for a joy-ride in a motor ambulance to Hazebroucke via Proven, Herzeele, Wormhendt and Steenoorde. At Hazebroucke we bought mess stores, and had a ‘bon’ dinner on the way back at Wormhendt.”

As consistently found throughout the diary a couple of typing errors bely the true names of towns. Even allowing for older versions of town names, some are just wrong, however we do provide educated guesses as to the correct places.

Douglas’s pal Capt. John Burke while a Lieutenant.

Douglas’s pal Capt. John Burke while a Lieutenant.

The probable route of the joyride.

The probable route of the joyride.

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