War Diary of AA Laporte Payne Jan 1919

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne Jan 1919




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




January 15, 1919


Everything here is in chaos. I have 1200 men in the wing which I have to look after.  The returns are enough to frighten a whole division.  My best sergeant-major has gone to England which is annoying.  The demobilisation question is a hard nut.  You can imagine the conditions in a base camp like this.  We shall be broken up soon I hope.  Then I may get up the line.


January 28 1919

I am the last major to stay on here, and the Colonel and I probably leave on Sunday. The Depot is to be closed down.  Last night I dined in Havre with the Colonel.


The weather is foul again. It is very cold and it has been trying to rain again snow.



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