Wednesday, 8 March, 1916

A very cold Ash Wednesday1 went to
10 oc Mass & received our ashes.
Another letter from Marie she says she
has got a new lot of patients all from
the 10th Div: She seems to be
very pleased but she is very disappointed
that Tommy had not turned up.
If a report I heard this afternoon
is true, it is no wonder as they say
the 10th Division is now in France.
Tommy will have had a record trip.
I do not like the idea of his being in
France as well as Salonika I think
things will be quiet there for a while
Saw letter from Dicko he is in hospital
at Salonika run by Canadians & he likes
it very much he is having his teeth
seen to but if he is left behind I do
not fancy he will be too well pleased.
I spent a long time preparing oranges
for Marmalade so I am rather tired.
Goodnight I wish we had wireless

Editorial Notes

1Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the period that leads to the foremost celebration of the Christian calender, Easter. It draws its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance.