5th August 1916

Arrived Scapa at 5-20 a.m. I kept watch on the patient from 2 a.m. – 4 a.m. He is much better, very little headache now.

Received letters from Mother and you today. Wrote to you and Jude.

Coaled ship (960 tons).

S. B. S. received letter from Fleet Surgeon. He went down to Portsmouth (for Haslar Hospital) on Wednesday. Says his leg is not doing very well. Sorry for the old chap, and I’m afraid he will have to lose that leg sooner or later. The surgeons wanted to amputate it some years ago, but he wouldn’t consent to the operation.

The new Fleet Surgeon arrived this evening, has been waiting at Scapa for the ship since Tuesday.

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