Tuesday 18th August 1914

M.T.S. Two accidents. One man smashed his thumb, and machine gun runs away. Capt. Lintot hurt. Usual drill. See Mr Ninnis[1]. Leave stopped.

Capt. Lintot’s name appears later in the Bn. War Diary, and he is believed to have survived the war.

[1] My grandfather, Allan Ninnis.  Married with a one year-old daughter, he was not called up until the following year.  He served as a private in 1st Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), and was killed at Scottish Wood, near Ypres, on 2nd August 1918.