Item 02: Arthur John Moore diary, 11 November 1916-11 January 1918 - Page 156
Sat. Nov. 17. This morning the Col. (Shaw) came round & probed my wound for some minutes. Then he marked me for X Ray again. Received Parcel from Mrs Pudney containing Letters & a number of Photos of Lill & Nell at various ages.
Sun. 18. Was X rayed. They painted a big black cross on my Leg, so if I don't pull through the Op. I'll be alright for Christian Burial. After dinner Steeley & I went for a stroll down the village Lanes. There was quite a crowd of visitors but no one came to see me. After Tea, Sister gave a dose of oil & shaved my Leg in preparation for the "Hop Over" tomorrow.
Mon. 19. Glory Alleluia. Got a mail from Home this morning & a Letter from France. She seems to like Egypt. A good long Letter from Mother & a 9 Page Epistle from Mrs A.J. [His wife] Great Kid that. Had Break at 4 a.m. It is 10.30 now & I am awaiting the Arrival of a stretcher to convey me to "The Pictures."
Later Feeling very weak & dopey. Vomited. Had 2 Inj of Morp.
Tues. 20. Still very dopey. Can't eat or sleep.
Wed. 21. Ate Chicken & drank milk Leg looking rotten & feeling so too. Steeley sat on my Bunk & related a few Experiences. Very amusing, made me feel better. Received Photo of France. A Beauty.