Category Archives: 1942/08

August 27th 1942


The rail party departs yesterday. I find repairs will take a month so wire Ranchi, suggesting I return there. Answer is yes if W/C okays it. After much telephoning I contact him in Peshawar, and he gives his assent. So … Continue reading

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August 23rd 1942


I linger on in hospital, with sorties to the club for my morning beer. Eventually on 19th I depart in a lorry with my revolver and my rifle, and a lot of other BOs discharged from hospital. We meet the … Continue reading

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August 15th 1942


Repeated blood slides eventually disclose BT malaria and I am very ill one evening but temperature normal next day and so on. Am now moved to ward upstairs which is full of BOs. My bill for 48 hrs (3 days) … Continue reading

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August 10th 1942


I am sent to Razmak with Falconer and 16 B.O.R.s to salvage Ridley’s prang. We have to stay two nights in Bannu rest camp, a dreadful joint, but I am able to get rid of the Club tickets I have … Continue reading

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August 8th 1942


Hammers, Jacky, Pierce, Larsen, Burke and self go to Peshawar in the truck and stay Saturday night at Dean’s Hotel (11/-). We swim in club and then do some drinking, having a rather hilarious dinner with champagne at about 10pm … Continue reading

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