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.