Category Archives: 1941/10

October 29th 1941 – On the Indus


Last night at Kaffir Kot, where I climbed up to see the fort and to shoot sisi round a homestead or two up there. No sisi and no chikor, not the next morning either. This morning crossed to Huran Wala … Continue reading

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October 28th 1941 – On the Indus


I get four partridge and lose one, two being full deflection shots, so I am improving. The mugger appears but the sentry says it’s grass, so Amar Khan and I go off in a small boat to recconnoitre. The ‘grass’ … Continue reading

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October 27th 1941 – On the Indus


Two black partridge and a quail on the same ground. Then down to four grass huts called Kopriwala for the night. A sortie after duck proves useless as they are too wary. The jungle at Kopriwala is thick grass, mostly … Continue reading

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October 26th 1941 – On the Indus


I leave last night on 9.20 train, Moulding drives me in, arrive Jand 11.10, depart 2am, arrive Mari Indus 05.50. I meet Jerry Springheel and Harman Singh at Kohat station and old Freeland himself (JDW: My father’s former commanding officer, … Continue reading

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October 25th 1941


Out of hospital now for a week. Put in for ten days leave to float down the Indus from Mari Indus to D.I. Khan. Granted I hope and D.V. I go off tomorrow night. (JDW: D.V. – abbreviated latin,┬áDeo volente … Continue reading

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October 11th 1941


Am in hospital with malaria for the last four days. Aching all over one morning and with a slight head I went to see Doc Wilkinson and he says sand fly or dengue fever and I have a temperature of … Continue reading

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