Leather in the wound

Several of Florence Vansittart Neale’s family friends had been badly wounded.

She was, incidentally, wrong to believe that today was the Belgian King’s birthday; King Albert was born on 8 April 1875. Florence was confused by the fact that the day was a public holiday known as the King’s Feast Day, it being the feast day of the Catholic Saint Albert.

15 November 1914
Church. Funeral hymns & Dead March for Lord Roberts. Expected some Belgians but none came…

Church in evening. National Anthem. Birthday King of the Belgians.

Alick Mackenzie home wounded in foot. Toes off, some leather still in.

Charlie Jackson wounded in forearm. Colonel [Sercold?] at Guys wounded in thigh. Laid up 2 months.

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale (D/EX73/3/17/8)

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