Report from the Front: The Great War Diary of Jack Halstead

PUBLISHED: 18:57 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 11 May 2010

We found a light job. This was in the operating theatre, wheeling patients in, holding them down, and cleaning instruments after the operations. Some rather creepy experiences, such as the removal of arms and legs. - June 24, 1918. Marked out for Con (co

We found a light job. This was in the operating theatre, wheeling patients in, holding them down, and cleaning instruments after the operations. Some rather creepy experiences, such as the removal of arms and legs.

- June 24, 1918.

Marked out for Con (convalescence) camp. This being at Cayeux sur Mer. Felt better, but far from well.

- July 4, 1918

Left at 10am by charabanc for the Number 5 Con camp. Took the tip from an old hand, apply for work on arrival. That would mean six weeks at the camp. This I did and obtained a job in the Mess Room. A good job just to clear tables and sweep up. Only about three hours a day in all.

- July 6, 1918

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