Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 134
May 2 Thursday
Stella went to London and left the sweet darling in my care. I took her for a walk and just loved every minute with her. She is such a pet.
Uncle pat tells a funny story of an Australian who had been indulging around the rum barrel in France somewhere then informed his mates that he was going up the line to the front – the called him mad & tried to dissuade him but no he got on a mule & was off – by & bye the mule pitched him into a shell hole where he was picked up by stretcher bearers – when he wakened up he saw a Sister bending over him – found he was in Hosp at Boulogne and told he was a seriously gassed case marked for Blighty – he went & had a good 6 months there.