8th March 1918 Friday

Yet another close call for the lucky Douglas

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“On March 8th, the enemy shelled our D. Battery all day with 8 inch stuff. Pieces of shell flew all over the place, and it wasn’t safe to be out. I sat in my hut for a while, but eventually decided to go across to the farm for better protection. I was glad that I did, for on going to my hut in the evening I found several holes in the roof, and a large piece of shell embedded in the back of my chair!”

Douglas had a number of nearly but not quite escapes during his war, March 8th 1918 was another one of them. It was fortunate indeed that he decided he might be safer over at the farm.

La Rolanderie Farm today. Now at the entrance to Suffolk Cemetery.

La Rolanderie Farm today. Now at the entrance to Suffolk Cemetery.

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