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John Moyle War Diary

War diary of John Moyle and enclosures. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-2365

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March 6th On rounds all day. Sky simply full of both British & Bosh air craft. A great deal of air fighting going on also artillery ariels etc. My men shelled heavily for four hours at Dead Man's corner ARRAS. The Bosh put in no less than 50 shells all around them & their fire was directed by their aeroplane making shell holes 10 feet deep & 16 feet wide. My men were unharmed & uninjured as they ran into Dug outs. Still straffing away. Sir D. Haig passed through. I saw his car but not him. Heavy firing at night. Censored about 100,000 letters.

Mar 7th Went into ARRAS to see if my men are alright. No shelling. As walking back saw Capt Thomas on rounds. Very cold. Had photo taken in Duisans with Lieu Randerson & musical evening together. Guns busy.

Mar 8th Snowing, Walked to LOUEZ & R.E. Park

BC Archives, MS-2365 Box 2 File 2 / MOYLE, Theresa Susan Yoder, 1905 - . Victoria. / John Moyle, diary and enclosures, 1914 - 1928.

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