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Frank Swannell Diaries: Part I

Diaries of Frank Cyril Swannell Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0392 - Box 1, Volume 4-5

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BC Archives MS-0392 Box 1 Volume 4 Frank Swannell Papers, Diary and enclosures, 1915

Saturday Sept 4th General goes very fully into the matter of an outfit with me - discussing every item in the catologue. Trench 141- la plus Nouve Fme shelled again - capt Wood wounded - Count= Evans killed + three more wounded - Count was oldish chap, formerly in stationery office, ___ Bldgs, Victoria - Had been Corporal but reverted to ranks in June - quite a talker + expert on psychology. New draft passes last night, singing "Tipperary"- almost the finest time we have heard it in France.

Trenches in an awful state + roads liquid with mud. - Regular cloud burst during the night.

Thirsty of new draft were French - Canadians, in kills too- dead drunk- probably in disguste at having to wear kills

Heavy bombardment at Houge 2am

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