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walls standing. The big bronze figure on the top of the tower had evidently been hit by a shell and was hanging head downwards. Portion of the tower had been blown away.

I passed through the devastated town and made for the village of Aveluy, two and a half kilometres away where the 14th Field was running a scabies hospital. About half a mile out of town I met a section of a Field Ambulance on the march. It was 'C' section of my unit leaving Aveluy for another village. I arrived at Aveluy in due course and found the Unit or at least one Section of it, quartered in a fine old château with the river Ancre running far below it and a fine big lake in front.

Here I found a score of great hustle and activity – the Unit was moving out that afternoon to Warloy, a village twelve kilometres away. I handed in my papers to the O.C. who informed me that I was posted for duty to 'B' Section of the Ambulance as Orderly Room Sergeant. B Section was then at Pozieres but was

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