Feature Letter of :

October 01, 2014

George Kempling

October 1, 1916

Sunday October 1, 1916

To-day I am at "Divisional Rest Camp, Warboy." As I said on the previous page the Germans tried repeatedly to get our dug out with a shell where we had some stretcher cases. At last, Fritzie got a direct hit on the roof. Owing to it being an extra heavily timbered roof the shell did not burst inside. But it bashed the roof in and drove a beam down on my head, forced my front teeth out a bit and splintered all the front ones. After I had recovered myself, I ran out to a near-by dug out with three comrades, all of us dazed. After a bit, we went back and helped get the stretcher cases back 1 � miles to our batt'n doctor's dug-out at the bottom of a shell hole and then 30 feet under the ground.