Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 40
January 16 Wednesday
Matron has been watching me with a keen eye, evidently for she has given me the night off and Captain Chandler is going to examine my chest. I am glad now I tried not to give in but I just felt last night that I hadden't the energy to do justice to the bad cases – so will give in for some one stronger to take my place. It's hard luck.
My word I could never forget the experiences of a C.C.S. If I get an opportunity I must write them up. It has been two months solid hard bending anxious work. Work to say nothing of the bombing & shelling and then the sights of the poor battered men & the sick sick men
that it that tear at your very heart-strings. And the intense cold. hard biting frost and snow.