Friday 9th February 1917 from our correspondent in the field
“Chatting” with the adjutant of 2nd Battalion today he remarked that the Battalion has had eleven other ranks reporting sick in the past week. It then struck me that, given the cold and wet conditions at present and the fact that many of the men in the battalion will have been at war for a year or more, these are remarkably low numbers - around 1% of the total strength of the Battalion. It is, of course, the duty of every man to ensure he stays fit and the duty of every officer to render this possible.
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