Cover for Army
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be issued on demand.
The cover should be preserved
and made to last as
long as possible.
Nov. 1, 1918 -
Army Book 153.
What a war (annotation in pencil)
Field Message Book
(For the use of Dismounted Regimental
Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of
Cavalry and Infantry.)
This book is ruled in 1/4 inch
The waterproof cover issued for the purpose of protecting
this book may be obtained on application. It should be
made to outlast as many refills as possible. Special
envelopes for despatching messages, Army Form C. 398,
may also be obtained.
Dress for March to Rhine
Haversack. Over right shoulder.
W. Bottle ' '
Bandoliers 25 rds. S.A.A. over left sh.
Mess Tin. One Bandolier loop
B.W or G.C. Rolled on vehicle when not
Blankets. Folded on vehilces in ground
Drivers. Haversack., WBottles.
Bandoliers. as for gunners
MessTin. <del>Mes</del> openings to the rear on
rear D of Saddle on rear
British Warm.Rolled on front of saddle.
Blankets. Folded on ground sheet on
off horse secured by [1 word]
Folded so that g. sheet does not
come in contact with the horse ie
one blanket folded on horse and
the <del>other</del>remainder flded
in ground sheet
Nose bags On either side of rear horse secured
to rear such of saddle
Water buckets Secured rear D near arch
of saddle on rear side
Hay Nets In Water Buckets
Grooming kits In the baskets under the
vehicles nothing but grooming
kits will be carried in
My interview with the Kaiser
The Victory Smile - The Blighty
Canadian to go out on rest.
What officer fined 20 rd on a
target, gave correction and
then had a signale tell him
that probably he could observe
better if he turned the perescope
What R-C man [1 word] a
man's side with bacon for
pl[1 word] and the next day the man
went to hospital with mumps
What officer said
'Were can I get a batman who
does not smoke, swears, drinks or
chew and who wouldn't mind
my swearing at him early in the
Come to the alert position. Mud in
the eye. Inside looking over and
gallery see that one. Me I felt it
as your head hit the cover
<del>Bombing at night</del>
<del> Lost in the night</del>
The quietness of a French home
Things we want to know!
Ms Murphy's Daughter.
Heinies famous line still
Dont's when advancing
What's the matter with your neck
Got a kink in it tonight to
see that million. A [2 words]
Ludendorff: Born in the dark <del>and</del>
got into the sunlight for a while
but is being pushed back again.
Has a big neck and uses a horse
collar. His luck was out.
Item is the seventh of eight diaries written by Archie Wills during World War I. The book, an army-issued 'Field Message Book,' contains lists and notes written by Sergeant Archie Wills, including a nominal roll of the B-Sub, 58th Battalion (1916-1918) and their horses, and a description of the military dress and equipment for the March to the Rhine (November 18th, 1918).