Day off. Packed nearly all of my goods. Told at 1pm our posting was
cancelled. Unpacked a few things, but hope to go on leave very soon.
Went to dressmakers and was measured for a blouse. Had a visit to the
chiropodist and had my feet trimmed.
Walked to the top of the hill and thro the woods with Win.
Had a party in our mess some of the 'Y' officers. Discussion on getting
the sisters married. Very hilarious evening.
Went for walk with Padre Kyne round the wood. A lovely view of surrounding
Barbara left the unit. Win, Kay I and the dental officer went for a ride
in the sisters car. Went to Hanover and Hamelin. Bridges are bombed at
Hamelin. Got lost arrived back at 9pm. News of leave at 11pm
Service in am and pm. Only 1 patient and myself in the pm service heard
news of leave, Win and I go by air on Thursday.
Went to the dressmakers in the pm she was out.
Went for a fitting into Gandersheim this morning. Blouse not ready
Collected blouse from dressmakers, packed for leave. Left in car at 4 for
Bad Geghausen, our tickets for leave on to A.T.S. holding unit for
Left by transport truck to airport. Left Germany 12.00 arrived Northolt
3.30pm. Onto Gower Street. Caught train from Kings X arrived home 10.30pm
Mum, Teresa and Thomas met me.
Leave ended. Thomas, mum Eva and kiddies took me to Doncaster. Arrived
Kings X at 7pm. Met with Win and Andy at A.T.S. holding unit
Up at 5.30 left unit at 6.30am plane left 8.15am. Altered watches 1hour.
By transport to 23rd Scottish Gen Hosp. Stayed there the night.
23rd Scottish provided transport to 29th Gen, with a sister. Had
lunch then onto Gandersheim arrived 4pm
On night duty All the sisters are going on leave.
Finished a fortnight's night duty. Win and I are posted to 25th Gen Hosp
Went for a car ride thro the Hartz mountains with Padre Duncan and Paddy
Cremin. Dinner at night for us. Speeches by the Colonel, Win me and the
padre chatting and various items afterwards.
Left Gandersheim 9am . A crowd waved us off. Stopped twice on the way for
feeds. Arrived Munster 4pm unpacked and met the sisters. Feel very
homesick for the 20th C.C.S.
Reported to matron at 10.15am. I have a woman's ward to equip and open
with 2 German girls
Heard this morning the war ended at midnight yesterday. Quiet day no
excitement heard the King's speech in the evening
Leslie collected Win and I to go on a picnic. Wet day. Stayed in to tea.
After tea left in jeep to go to Leslie's mess for dinner. Accident at 6pm.
Win cut her face and knees. Leslie compound fracture of tibia and fibia.
Me fractured femur and fractured wrist. Seen by Germans. Collected in
lorry by soldiers. Transferred to ambulance and onto Munster. Put in P.O.P.
(plaster) that evening