no relief

Posted: December 10, 2017 by saraherhodes in 1917

15 June, 1917

The country is looking beautiful now. There are wonderful shades of green with big patches of buttercups dotted about. You can forget those rumours re Australians being relieved. They aren’t getting any spells. In fact, they are going harder than ever. Chris has been knocked. He was in the Messines stunt and got a beautiful little wound. Shrapnel through the right arm. He is at Wandsworth Hospital. Reinforcements are very scarce and we will soon be out of a job if it continues. The 4th Division is just a skeleton now.

Have been doing quite a lot of rowing lately but can’t get hold of a light boat though. I gave a dinner the other evening at the Country Hotel Salisbury. Amongst those present were noticed Major and Mrs JP Fogarty, MC, Miss Dickenson and impecunious Rhoda. After dinner we repaired to the river and rowed some.

There is a rumour of a mail going out soon.

Lots of love,
Yours, LANCE.

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Note: some of the text in the last paragraph wasn’t legible so we have made our best guess at the meaning.

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