An indication for County Times readers that life was tough on the front-line.
“Gunner James C. Jupp of the R.F.A., whose home is 22 Park Street, Horsham, has written a few lines to his sister at Battersea from the Royal Infirmary, Bristol, the letter arriving duringt the wekend.
“Gunner Jupp said he expected to be in the hospital for a week before being sent on to Newcastle-on-Tyne. “Don’t think I’m wounded, because I ain’t, but I had a very narrow shave, shells burstiung all aroud me, but it never touched me.’
“The Gunner says he is suffering from an abscess in the groin, caused by excessive riding. ‘I was 26 and half hours in the saddle so you can guess what we had to go through.’”