Tag Archives: Proven

15 May 1918; Wednesday

Up about 7.30. In the ward but read part of the morning. Went to Esquelbecq1 in the afternoon on a car with some cases. Several bed <cases> also with me. Glorious day and ride. Had tea in neighbouring village. The 16th Ambulance took over from us2.

  1. Esquelbecq (B): 18km SE. of Dunkerque and 19km W of Proven (A); Michelin square G2. 

  2. The 16th Ambulance presumably took over the DRS at Proven, which ALL had just left. 

9 May 1918; Thursday

Up about 7 o’clock. Not much to do. Got new tunic at night. Fine day. Received letter from home saying that my final Intimation of Wound1 had come through. Also letter from Gertie telling me about her lessons.

  1. We know from ALL’s papers (specifically a document entitled “UNIT REGISTER CARD A.G.Z.500 FRANCE”) that he had qualified for “Wound Stripes: One”, no doubt in virtue of the wound sustained on 14 April; one assumes from this entry that wounds, even minor ones, were formally notified to next of kin.