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Diary entries which mention letters written or received by Arthur Linfoot during his time in the RAMC.

16 December 1918; Monday

Up at 6 o’clock. On duty as usual. My turn on in the afternoon.

Received letter from Charlie telling me that he has had Malaria M. T.1 and is recovering. His letter is very wild and he has evidently been very ill and is still in a weak and nervous condition. Wrote to Ernie and home at once.

  1. “Malaria M. T.” presumably means Malignant Tertian Malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest species of Plasmodium, the cause of malaria in humans. 

8 December 1918; Sunday

Up at about 7 o’clock. Went along to billet and got a place next to Billy. Walked out with him in the morning. Warned to go to number 18 C C S, in the afternoon after 2 o’clock. Arrived shortly after 2 o’clock and did nothing during the afternoon but look round the place. Did a little French at night and read a bit. Prospects none too pretty. Wrote home.

Went to Doullens.