Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 58
men latter would merely have issued an order that the men were to remain on until the job was finished and the men would sullenly resume whereas our Officer blew his whistle which called the men to attention and said something like this:-
"We were to be relieved at this time by So-and-So but in view of their being in action they are unable.
This It is imperative that the Lowland Battery be enabled to mount their Guns behind our Lines tonight and they will be unable to do so unless this road is cut. Any man who wishes to go back to his lines may do so under Corporal So-and-So – the remainder "Carry on."
Now believe me not a man hesitated let alone