Witley, February 22, 1917

Thursday    Routine the same, this life begins to grow sickening

garnet-hughes-july-1916To the routine was surely added a great deal of preparation for tomorrow’s inspection by Brigadier General Hughes of his new command, the Fifth Canadian Division.

According to Archie Wills, “all the batteries are getting things into fine shape,” and harness cleaning is the order of the day — in fact, they worked “right through to ‘lights out.'” At least the weather was fine. (1)

This photograph from Library and Archives Canada shows Brigadier General Garnet Hughes in July 1916.
(1) Wills, Archie. Diary. 4:7. February 22, 1917.  Archie Wills Fonds, University of Victoria Archives. Copyright 2007, University of Victoria.

Copyright 2017. See “More about this project.”

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