Item 07: Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918 - Page 90
midday and had lunch then a stroll around the town and boarded the 4.30 train for Dunkirk we believed. After a wretched journey however we pulled up at the battered town of Ardinkirk. Here we were ordered out the conductor saying that the train did not
leave go on any further: We refused to budge however believing that he was fabricating as usual. We were soon convinced however that for once the Froggy was right for we found ourselves in a siding with about 12 midnight pouring with rain and the engine off.