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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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April 13th Motored to DUISANS. I took my C.S.M. Thornburrow with me for a day's change. Had lunch with Mr Peterson. After lunch we walked into ARRAS & on our way we saw scores & scores of dead horses, etc. I do not believe there is a single house but what has had a portion of shell or shrapnel. The City is blown to bits. At one time a magnificent place, now ruins & a disgrace to [illegible] Drew 1650 francs for Coy pay from Field Cashier. Got a lift back as far as DUISANS. I had tea with Peterson. Then we came back by instalments walking, riding, walking, riding, etc. Very tired. Had a letter from Mr. Lory.

April 14th Very busy. Cycled into FREVANT. Paid men at LIENCOURT & ESTREE-WAMIN. Had a letter from Willie, Ben & Uncle Ben.

April 15th Sunday. Rain all day. Very busy in Orderly Room. Guns very busy. A big battle. Sky on fire. Wrote Jessie & Uncle Ben & Cox & Co for JJL.

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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