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Wednesday 18th December 1918 - More men and goodbye Fred.

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Sgt Thomas William Chisholm

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Wednesday 18th December 1918.

 

I am on duty today as Orderly Sergeant to the camp and receive order that at 7:15pm tonight there are to be four guides per company at the main gate in readiness to meet a batch of men coming in from another camp.

So it came about, that Fred and I parted company on this night, and I was to sort of welcome into the camp 950 new arrivals, who in all probability would also go before I did, so I had to cover up my misery and carry on.

 

Thursday 19th December 1918

 

My birthday, I am 22 today and I am very miserable indeed for I had thought to spend it in dear old England, but not so, but I had a talk with the cooks and it ended up in a nice little spread in our hut where we celebrated very well indeed under the circumstances.

There are rumours again of another transport on Sunday to include in it all cripples and every two days after that.

 

Sgt. Thomas William Chisholm (POW),
The Northumberland Fusiliers

5th Battalion, B Company

Aisne,

Giessen,

Darmstadt,

Lager 3A, Barrack 126,

Lager 5
Lamsdorf O/Sch., Germany.

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