Private Arthur Linfoot volunteered for the Royal Army Medical Corps when he was 25 in 1915 and kept a diary of his experiences in the trenches of France. His diary, written in Pitman shorthand, chronicled January 1 1914 to December 31 1918 and have been decoded by his 82-year-old son Denis.
Mr Linfoot, from Canterbury in Kent, learnt the old form of shorthand so he could read his father’s diaries and spent months looking at the journals.
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