Extract from ‘Notes For A Parish History’ (ERO T/P 188/3) written by Revd. E. H. L Reeve of Stondon Massey (Essex).
25th September 1918
No raids have been made during the full moon the enemy apparently having too much to think of elsewhere. Our aeroplanes are very active, and the droning of a number of them round the house through the night hours have lulled us to sleep with a feeling of security.
I have had a letter from Pte A Watts whose parents live in the village. He is in the Royal Herbert Hospital in Woolwich having been wounded in the right hand and thigh on the Arras front in France.