King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 50

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27th Aug.
I am in high glee because of being sent away from this place, away from the red tape & show, no one knows how I long to get into one of our own hospital among people who look after their patients rather than their wards. I am going to No. 24 General at Etaples for an operation which for some reason they do not want to perform here.

I am the only Australian in this ward and the English nurses – who evidently have had little to do with Australians treat me as a kind of joke while the orderlies regard me as something strange to say the least of it.

However I am soon leaving & so long as I'm not sent up the line I don't much

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