Then, just as the telephonist reported "through" again the inevitable happened.
In registering guns you take a telephonist and linesmen with you.
The doctor toddled off, and I got the telephonist to ring through to the colonel.
For the purpose of maintaining communication a French telephonist was quartered in our dug-out.
This entailed getting up early, so after an hour's rest without sleeping, I set off with my telephonist.
"Plus 3," announced the telephonist, repeating an order from the distant Captain.
He promptly called to his telephonist to order three guns of Battery No.
"Plus 4," sang out the telephonist, and there was a mechanical repetition of operations.
Close to the entrance a telephonist sat on the ground with an instrument beside him.
His command consisted of five riflemen, a telephonist, a linesman, and two stretcher-bearers.