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Diary September/October 1945

Sept 3rd


X rayed


Sept 4th


Went to theatre, anaesthetic to have plaster on.Xrayed again. Win transferred into my room


Sept 6th


Evacuated by plane to England. Transferred to Swindon RAF hospital. Quiet a good journey


Sept 7th


Seen by RAF Dr who said he thought I should be transferred to Aldershot, escorted by V.A.D. Arrived 12 midday. Put into 2 bedded side ward


Sept 10th


Seen by Major Griffiths. Decided to put a kirchener wire through my knee on Tuesday


Sept 11th


Went to theatre 8.30am woke about 11, all fixed up with weights etc 10lbs


Sept 12th


X rayed leg in bad position


Sept 13th


Leg not in good position. 1 more lbs to leg


Sept 14th


Xrayed leg is in better position but not so comfortable.


Sept 19th


Mum and Teresa came to see me


Sept 20th


Mum and Teresa were in at 11, again at 3 until 7. Leg aching very badly towards evening. 10lbs weight removed. Major Griffiths went on leave.


Sept 21st


Didn't see mum and Teresa they left early


Sept 27th


Leg slipped out of position


Sept 28th


X rayed again leg in old position. Extra 10lbs weight back on


Oct 3rd


Major Griffiths back from leave


Oct 4th


Major G saw my xray took 5lb weight off. I am to go in plaster at weekend

Oct 5th


Leg feels as though it has slipped out of position again


Oct 6th


To go in plaster tomorrow


Oct 7th


Taken to theatre. In Plaster of Paris from chest to left foot and right knee. Very uncomfortable. Dopey and vomiting most of day


Oct 8th


Vomiting stopped but plaster very tight on foot. Turned onto my face for 6hrs today. To stay in plaster until Dec 7th .X rayed had to be doped as night foot painful


Oct 9th


Andy came down to see me, we chatted about West Africa etc. Foot still being a nuisance. Doreen my room mate is very kind and does bits for me. Doped again.


Oct 10th


Had plaster cut from foot, foot numb but much better. Trouble now with waterworks.


Oct 12th


Still not feeling good . Had medical board put in category D


Oct 13th 


Feeling better,but had S.E. given which wasn't so good. Doreen left, boarded out, home to Lancashire


Oct 14th


Sergeant Phillip Arden came along to see me (he is a friend of Win Lacey's)


Oct 15th


Phillip came again to see me brought me some books and leaflets


Oct 16th


Another visit from Phillip


Oct 17th


Feeling better, Philip coming each evening


Oct 18th


Sister K joined me in this room. She is back from India with amoebic dysentery


Oct 21st


Jack Summers came to see me stayed for supper.


Oct 22nd


Nothing much happening. Yvonne came to see me ( French Lt.) Brought me some flowers stayed for tea.

Oct 27th


Quiet week, Phillip has been to see me a few times this week, Teresa coming on Monday. Am being x rayed this weekend.


Oct 29th


X-rayed. Teresa and Mary Clarke came down to see me until Sat


Oct 31st


Mr Walker Baptist minister from Fleet came along to see me and brought chrysanths