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Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3

Moir, Ethel, 1918, Document
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Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
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Page 72 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 3
that she would pull through. She was buried this evening in the little French cemetery at Vertikop. It was a most touching & impressive scene. Col. Popovitch & several representatives from the Yugo-Slav Division were present, as well as officers from the French [?], British officers from "709" & "819" M.J. Camps. The service was short & of course quite military. A firing party from "819" fired three volleys & the buglers of the same company played "The Last Post". But the sadness & great loneliness of it, touched us all. The little cemetery, full of wooden crosses, the vast Vardar plain stretching far in front of us, behind row upon row of rugged mountains, towering above them all, beautiful Olympus, & then the little handful of "Scottish Women", grouped together round the open grave, paying a last tribute to one of their own, one, who like many another, has given her life for her country, far away in a strange land.

July 8th Verbliani.
Another precious ½ day past & gone! Last Friday W. and I got off to-gether & spent a joyful afternoon off on our own! We got out, intending to sit by the roadside till something picked us up - any way, N. E. S. or West, we cared not which, as long as we were "took" somewhere!
1918
20.4 x 19.0 cm
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection