WWI diary of Major T. A. Kidd (10th Light Horse) 4 August 1916 to 28 August 1916
[Page 133] 17 Sunday 20th Aug 1916 I am far ahead of other patients in the matter of convalescency. He said it was a feather in the cap of the Lowland Field Ambulance. I fully concur. Chicken & two slices of toast & a bowl of tea for evening meal finished off with cigarettes. The operation on the night of my arrival @ this depot saved my life. Two (2) incisions were made in my left arm, the veins opened & four (4) pints of saline solution pumped into the veins. Several days later, saline solution was pumped into the system, through the bowels, about 12 pints. Monday 21st Aug 1916 Bowl of stout for tea Tuesday 22 Aug 1916 Feeling "tip top" pretty well on full diet Visited by pet chameleon.