Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 9 September 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Monday Sept 9.  Very wet morning.  Roll Call in passage.  Spoke to Comdt about parcels.  Comdt Mozir came & asked me if I would be spokesman for French & Belgian Officers for all points which affect Camp in general.  Wrote letters all morning.  Walk at 2 p.m. a new one due North to next village.  Fine from 12.30 to 4 p.m. when more heavy rain & wind started, cleared up again at 6 p.m.  Comdt paid visit to No 2 & 3 rooms & kitchen about 6 p.m.

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Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 8 September 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Sunday Sept 8. Fine morning but cold.  3 letters from DD, 1 from D’s mother – d/ 7 July, 28 July & 3 Aug.  Played tennis singles with H from 12 to 12.40 p.m. when rain drove us in.  We have very good games together, evenly matched with quite good rallies.  Heavy rain from 2 to 3 p.m. but fine enough for golf after tea. – Wrote letters in the afternoon.  Lippens has seen the Comdt today & settled about funding of Music & Billiard rooms.

Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 7 September 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Saturday Sept 7. Fine day.  General Committee meeting at 9.15 a.m. to discuss furnishing of Common Rooms.   Billiard Table dismantled & put in Franco-Belgian Dining Room.  Played golf in the morning.  Roll call at 1 p.m. & new Comdt Major Uhlig was introduced by a member of Inspection Staff from Berlin.  Played singles Tennis with H 3to 4 p.m.  Just before 5 p.m. new Comdt came to pay me his official visit & spoke English.  Thinks I am very young for a General, he is 46 & only a Major!  He has lately been in Flanders & has seen active service on East & West fronts.  Also fought in China in Boxer Rebellion & met English troops.