War Diary of AA Laporte Payne March 1915

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne

 

Extracted from

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda & Correspondence

—————–

 

1915

 

 

 

March 8, 1915

R.P.

“Training has been considerably stiffened up. There are parades on Sunday mornings and on other days before breakfast and after tea in addition to the normal work.  There are night marches and trench digging.  I have been inoculated with two doses, and as a result I am rather stiff and sore.   The 48 hours off duty which we are supposed to have, needless to say I never got.

 

Tomorrow I am motoring over to Ipswich where the 84th Brigade is stationed.  We are expecting to go into huts on the 20th of this month.  Leave has been cancelled from certain places such as Colchester, Braintree, Woolwich, Ipswich on account of the outbreak of cerebro-spinal meningitis which is bad.

 

We have had several officers convalescent after wounds posted us. Major Caruthers, Major Cornes and others.

 

On Sunday morning I took Church Parade of about 400 men. Then I groomed my own horse.  Each officer has to be able to do this.

 

 

The Dardanelles show seems to be going well.  How foolish the Turks are to join this war. Turkey will be the first empire to fall, and it should mean the end of the Ottoman Empire in Europe.

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne

 

Extracted from

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda & Correspondence

—————–

 

1915

 

 

 

March 8, 1915

R.P.

“Training has been considerably stiffened up. There are parades on Sunday mornings and on other days before breakfast and after tea in addition to the normal work.  There are night marches and trench digging.  I have been inoculated with two doses, and as a result I am rather stiff and sore.   The 48 hours off duty which we are supposed to have, needless to say I never got.

 

Tomorrow I am motoring over to Ipswich where the 84th Brigade is stationed.  We are expecting to go into huts on the 20th of this month.  Leave has been cancelled from certain places such as Colchester, Braintree, Woolwich, Ipswich on account of the outbreak of cerebro-spinal meningitis which is bad.

 

We have had several officers convalescent after wounds posted us. Major Caruthers, Major Cornes and others.

 

On Sunday morning I took Church Parade of about 400 men. Then I groomed my own horse.  Each officer has to be able to do this.

 

 

The Dardanelles show seems to be going well.  How foolish the Turks are to join this war. Turkey will be the first empire to fall, and it should mean the end of the Ottoman Empire in Europe.

 

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