The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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13 May 1916

Posted by Dick on May 13, 1916
Orderly dog today. I took the horses for a short early exercise to work the stiffness off. They all seem to be picking up again, and don't look so bad as I expected to see them. Bathed at midday.

Orders came in this evening that we are to send out a party to bury the horse at Hill 40. We had tried to arrange for the camp out there to do it as they are nearest, but they weren't having it. Being the unfortunate orderly dog, I had to go out with the party. We left here at five thirty and had a four mile ride, a two hour dig, and four miles back, and got back here about ten pm, very dozy.

It's been a grilling day again today, over 100 degrees in the shade.

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