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“John Dory” is first mentioned on Christmas Day 1916 and is then named on several further occasions in the diary. He appears to have been associated with ALL’s unit in some way although we have not been able to identify him. It is possible that the transcription of his name, which is only ever written in shorthand, is incorrect; Lives of the First World War lists no “John Dory”.

8 March 1917; Thursday

Busy with wounded until about 2 am. Got down to bed at 3 and lay in until 7. Lay down most of the day but didn’t sleep. Parade at 3.30 for inspection, full marching order. Went to pictures at night with Ross and John Dory. Enjoyed them very much. Saw a Charlie Chaplin picture and a few more. Went to bed about 9 o’clock and slept well.

Sergeant Macdonell went down to C C S1. Ike Taylor got his job.


  1. “C C S”: Casualty Clearing Station