Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 8 May 1918

Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen


MAINZ Germany


Wednesday May 8th.  Thunderstorms & rain.  Did not appear on parade.  Saw  Bembe about latrines.  20 more British orderlies arrived in the morning – quite a good lunch today – thick Barley Soup – potatoes & spinach & pudding.  General Committee Meeting 2 p.m. question of distribution of orderlies.  Lecture by Moore on Nigeria 4 p.m. very good.  Lutheran Minister came & arranged about Service tomorrow.  Alterations in method of parade settled.

Worked shorthand for ½ hour morning & afternoon.


Letter to Alf Smith’s mother 8 May 1918


91 York Street,


S.W. 1

R/64/ 36484



I beg to acknowledge your communication dated 1.5.18 regarding No 142687 Pte A.A. Smith.

The number 27521 was his old regimental number the No 142687 was given to him on being transferred to the M.G.C. 53rd Coy now 18th Batt.  I note the change of address & will have the alteration made in the records.


  1. Carfon


For Lt. Colonel

i/c Machine Gun Records


Mrs. J. Smith,


100 Arcadian Gdns,

Bowes Park.

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