Pte Colin Capstick

Re: Pte Colin Capstick

Postby kerchi » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:30 am

plbramham wrote:Not so much the Egyptian heat problem, I'm thinking of the flies and the diseases they carried and spread.
(Yeah also what about dysentery - more "customers" for sanitary section!)

Oh yes, the flies and other such horrid little bugs. 45-50 degree C heat is even too much for those critters unless there is shade and water nearby. I was luck I wasn't bitten once but my girlfriend was not so lucky.

The thought of doing that job under those conditions must have been awful at times. It just goes to show that EVERY cog in the military wheel is important.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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