John Duesbery (Sherwood Foresters) killed on Somme, item 110

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was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.


on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:


Dear Peter,


Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

photos* and letters, documents etc.

Regards,

Ken.



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was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.


on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:


Dear Peter,


Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

photos* and letters, documents etc.

Regards,

Ken.



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  • September 6, 2019 00:56:55 Julia Bourbois

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    was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.


    on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:


    Dear Peter,


    Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

    photos* and letters, documents etc.

    Regards,

    Ken.



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  • November 1, 2018 09:42:07 Gregoria Evripidou

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    was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.


    on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:


    Dear Peter,


    Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

    photos* and letters, documents etc.

    Regards,

    Ken.



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  • November 1, 2018 09:41:21 Gregoria Evripidou

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    was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.


    on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:


    Dear Peter,


    Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

    photos* and letters, documents etc.

    Regards,

    Ken.

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  • November 1, 2018 09:39:57 Gregoria Evripidou

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    was going back, I must have lost consciousness for a minute or two, because I remembered nothing. I seemed to have been one of the first to pass that way, as they all had not heard how things were going in front. When I was put in the ambulance, I found to my surprise that one of my best friends was lying next to me. The ambulance soon got a move on and we went back for a mile or two past the still thundering guns to the First Dressing Station. It was now about 11 a.m. I got a decent cup of tea & at once went to sleep. There was an awful crush at the station and it was 5 oclock, before I was bandaged up by the doctors. As soon as that was done I got into another ambulance and went back to the Clearing Station at Maricourt. Here I had to wait another two or three hours before being attended to. But I met Barnes here and we had a short talk about the attack; but we soon got separated. After being again dressed, I was taken into a tent where there were rows of beds and into one of which I was put at 11 p.m. All this time the groans of the badly wounded had been very bad, but they soon died down now. That night I slept a certain amount; but at times woke up with a start, due, I presume, to nerves.

    on 11/1/06 10:37 pm, ken at kensitas@kensitas.eurolnet.com wrote:

    Dear Peter,

    Sending a sample copy of photo* of John, if this is O.K. I will send you rest of

    photos* and letters, documents etc.

    Regards, Ken.

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  • November 1, 2018 09:38:34 Gregoria Evripidou

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    Maricourt, France

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  • Document location Maricourt, France


ID
17050 / 201682
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Home Front
  • Remembrance
  • Trench Life



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