Felix McKenna


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    Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


Felix McKenna of the 2/9 Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders was stationed at North Walsham in Norfolk when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 8 September 1916.  He signed the visitors’ book writing a message in French: “Du pain sec et du fromage c’est bien peu pour dejeunéer; On me donner a je gage autre chose a’mon diner; Car Didon dina dit on due dos d’un dodu Lindon”.

This interestingly translates as:  “Dry bread and cheese is little to have for lunch; They give me anything I pledge for my dinner ; Dina as Dido said you due back of a plump Lindon” . This is how the actual text translates from Felix’s entry in the visitors’ book – can you tell us more?

Unfortunately, we have not been able to trace any military records for Felix.  Do you recognise this entry as something your relative may have written?  Do get in touch if you can help us to discover more about Felix.

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