Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 22

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Italian came through alright and I got away from the Main Dressing Station on the Wyschaete Road on the afternoon of 27th Feb., doing the 10 kiloms. across the frontier to Bailleul in a motor ambulance. I found a billet in the town for the night, a little place on the Meteren Road occupied by two old ladies who gave me an interesting account of the German occupation of Bailleul in 1914 and the subsequent withdrawal.
Left Bailleul at 8 o'clock the following morning, arrived at Calais at midday and Paris at 8.30 p.m. – the evening before my leave started. I didn't feel too good on leaving the Unit and was no better on arrival in Paris. (Was determined that a touch of trench fever or

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