Finally on 13th March 1915, Sydney Fuller of the 8th Battalion was discharged from hospital. He'd been admitted the previous month suffering from German Measles.
Upon his release, he was given the first leave he had had since he enlisted the previous August. In addition to 7 days free to himself, he was finally issued with a khaki uniform, replacing the old blue suit he had worn since October. His counterparts in the Battalion had already received theirs whilst he had been in hospital.
Sydney noted "I was discharged from hospital at 5.00pm and given 7 days 'sick leave.' Paid 15/-. I also received my khaki uniform including great-coat."
The men were happy that they were at least starting to look more like soldiers than postman.
Welcome to our online 'blog' charting the history of the many Battalions of the Suffolk Regiment and the part they played in the Great War.
Starting back in March 2014, we have recorded the events of 100 years ago on the centenary of their happening.
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