War Diary of AA Laporte Payne Aug 1918

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne Aug 1918




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



Saturday, August 24, 1918


We are having glorious weather. And I am having a gay week.  I expect it will be my last.  My board is on Monday and I expect G.S. and France this time.


This week’s frivolities have included two motor trips, a dinner at the Bath, two lunches at the Exeter, two day’s sailing, one evening at the Winter Gardens to hear Moisiewitch, a dinner with the M’s, and an afternoon beach party.


I got into trouble with the matron. I did not get back from the Winter Gardens until 11 p.m. as we could not get a taxi.  And last night the boat got stuck on the mud, and having to wait for the tide, we were half an hour late for dinner.  Gilbert and Sullivan is on next week.


R.P.                                         The Mount, Parkstone.

August 27, 1918


I have had a medical board, and the creatures have given me another month here. Then I get three weeks leave and after that G.S.


Lectures here are a horrid nuisance. I shall be glad to get away.  It is about time I did something now.


The news is excellent is it not? I should like to be there now they are moving at last.  It must be most exciting.  Several of our fellows in the Brigade have been wounded.  Among them Major Huggins.


Writing on Aug 24th 1918  “My board is on Monday”


August 27, 1918


My board has come and gone, and they have condemned me to another month here. Then I get leave and G.S.  I shall not be sorry when this is over.  Everyone seems to be leaving now, and only Newnham is left of the old crowd that went so strong in former days. recovering from gas in hospital.


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