Lady Mary's diary April 17th 1918:
At the time you can force yourself to do anything. Robert’s food was once brought him when shells were flying and he was in the open. He decided to finish before moving under cover.
When he got up to move he found it had affected him a good deal. He found himself half paralysed.
[Mary is recalling Robert’s time with a Royal Field Artillery battery a year earlier. He was injured in early 1917 and spent all of 1918 recovering in Dorset.]