James injured

Following the attack on Abbeville Elizabeth was acutely aware of the reality of the war. She had seen dead bodies and people with life changing injuries. As much as the intensity of work at Abbeville had kept her occupied, since the attack she thought only of her husband James and her son Charlie. In June 1918, an officer brought her the news that James had been caught in machine gun fire. He had survived but had lost the lower half of his right leg and would soon be on a ship back to England.