Read today's entry from Harry Gissing's 1914-18 war diaries

August 13, 1917

Things now very brisk in the ambulance in the way of drill and training. We have been so long out of the line that the officers are looking round for something to do, and the unit actually was deteriorating. The C.O.has now taken a grip on things in general and everyone has to attend all parades and drill, route marches, etc. are the order of the day. The result will be good even if ‘tis irksome.

This morning we had Gas drill and inspection of helmets, in which latter they utilised my services as usual. In the afternoon we had a lecture, the usual style, and then I had a run into St. Omer in one of the cars. I have had to move out of my billet. Apparently I was too comfortable or else they thought I was too far from their influence. However I had to leave and take up my quarters in a loft with the others. The Colonel is evidently trying to hand over a very smart ambulance toh is successor.


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