Doctor Crawford put me under gas and ether
I was very soon attended to and Doctor Crawford put me under gas and ether and put a tube through my ankle. I managed to get them to wire home to the people to tell them where I was.
May 1st. May Day. A very sad and much to be remembered day by me for on it I said Goodbye to by right foot. It was a tremendous surprise to me when at 6.30 p.m. Dr. Crawford said. “Look here Raws this foot will be no good to you and I’m afraid if we don’t get it off your life will be in great danger.”
Recovering from my surp[rise] and shock at the news I told him I should like to have further advice which he immediately promised and at 8 p.m. Dr Purser and another Dr. came in and assured me that it must be amputated