28th August 1917 Tuesday

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“As soon as daybreak arrived next day (28th) we began to get busy, as the wounded began to come in in large numbers. Practically all the wounds were caused by bullets, and we had several compound fractures of the thigh to deal with. It was a cold, wet day, and it was a pitiful sight to see the stretcher-bearers coming down the road from Langemarck with their many burdens, and the walking cases limping wearily along. The men were drenched to the skin, and shivering with cold. I was relieved at 9 o’clock that night, and was glad to get back to Pellissier Farm for a rest. I went down with a convoy of wounded and joined the Deckaville Railway at Gallwitz Farm. I didn’t get much sleep that night, however, as the Huns sent over a lot of high velocity shells near us.”

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