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


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17 May 1916

Posted by Dick on May 17, 1916
Reveille at 4 am, exercised the horses. We are going to try and get everything done before 8 am if possible in the future. Been very hot all day thought not as bad as yesterday. I bathed at six thirty this evening; the water wasn't smelling particularly nice and was rather greasy - small wonder with thousands of men bathing in it every day - but at any rate it was wet which is the great thing. Fifty men arrived from Railhead and Hill 70 yesterday, and thirty today, all with sunstroke.

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