William George Gartly ( “Beely”) in uniform, probably around 1917, the photographer was Kilgour, 57 Bogie Street, Huntly
I should imagine that he had lain on the field some time before being brought in – but I cannot really say for certain as if you remember it was the time of a very real advance & we had a great many patients in – & again one does not encourage patients to talk about their distressing experiences
at any rate it was a very acute infection that he had & one that he couldn’t possibly have overcome.
He was quite conscious all the time but didn’t realize that he was so ill – He didn’t worry about having his leg off at all but was afraid his mother would worry about it, & about seeing his mother I dont think he ever doubted for a minute that he wouldn’t eventually be sent home. He was quite conspicuous amongst the others for his patience & bravery & I feel very sorry indeed for you great loss