Diaries; 27th – 31st March, 1915.

Saturday 27th March: Neuve Chapelle

Things are quiet here today and we are still on duty at the Grand Trunk. I had a walk up through Neuve Chapelle and found it lively there.

We had three runs to Bethune which took us till 1 am in the morning to get finished as it is 10 miles each way. One man was wounded taking rations up by the railway.

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Letter; 20th March, 1915.

Letter 20th March: Bethune

Dear Bob,

I am taking the chance of writing you a few lines as one of my old chums (Bob Farrell) out here is going home to Aldershot; him and I have been chums out here, as we were also chums in the Black Watch before we transferred to the R.A.M.C. He is transferred to the Royal Engineers as a Signaller. They want all the Signallers they can get for the New Army.

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Diary; 20th March, 1915.

Saturday 20th March: Richebourg/ Essars/ Bethune

We were to go to Festubert today but as our Ambulance are getting relieved today our car went to duty at Richebourg instead. We were relieved by No. 2 Field Ambulance at 2pm went back to Essars then to Bethune. Our Ambulance are still keeping on the hospital at Bethune and No. 2 Field Ambulance are bringing the wounded from the division to our hospital.

Diaries; 13th – 19th March, 1915.

Saturday 13th March: Festubert/ Bethune

We relieved the car on duty at Festubert at 9 am and will be on duty for the next 24 hours.

We took a few sick and wounded to our hospital in Bethune having two runs in the middle of the night.

In the afternoon the Germans dropped a few coalboxes in Festubert, very near our billet.

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