1917 WW1 Diary of Gunner Lawrence Enderson Grimshaw (A/Cpl) 112573 Royal Garrison Artillery

Dry feet at last! 18th April 1917

Raining today and it’s hellish but we are very dry some hopes of the sun shining. This is about the first time I’ve had my feet dry since Christmas.

Improving nicely 17th April 1917

Still in hospital but improving nicely.

Had a bath 16th April 1917

Lovely day it’s quite a mid summer’s day. Had a bath in hospital and feel a bit better

Still the same 15th April 1917

Hospital and what a day. Raining nearly all day. Still the same.

A bit better today 14th April 1917

Still in hospital a bit better today. A bit better today but not much.

In another hospital Friday 13th April 1917

They removed us further down the line to another hospital but I don’t know the name of the place.

In hospital! 12th April 1917

Hospital at Foreste in bed all day living on milk. Snowing but we are well cared for. I don’t know what’s the matter with me – anyway going on well.

Wednesday 11th April 1917

No entry by Gunner Grimshaw today (More to be revealed tomorrow!)

Fritzy starts shelling! 10th April 1917

Snowing this morning and very hard. About 10:30 old Fritzy started shelling our battery and we had to pack our kits up and hop it. What a night number 1 gun out of action. 3 of our boys wounded Knocked the cookhouse down things all over the place. We had a moonlight flit and slept in the open – very cold. Received letter from S and L

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