28 May 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Great excitement here the last few days - the women and children are to be repatriated and the sick and in firm. To my surprise I find I am on ''A" list - Sick - it's this blasted anaemia. I've to have another blood count tomorrow - it's going up slower this time and I've had a lot more injections - I only had 4 in October last year (though 2 of them were 5 times as strong as the ones I've had recently) - I've had 13 since the last week in March. I look a lot better now - in fact I'm nearing a crest but if these injections stopped I'd slide down into the trough again! So I hope I do get away though I hate going with the women and children on a sick ticket! Perhaps after all we'll have Aug 31st together.
I won't let myself get excited over the prospect - it would be such a flop if nothing happens. But it seems certain now that the women will get away soon - that will be a blessing.
So Goodnight Darling.
Hope on! BB.