Letter – Strictly Private – February 25, 1915
(aid to commanding troop – very disjointed) Strictly Private
Football 12 9
clock 4 6
watch B 7
3 brushes 1 11
Bayonet & Swedish
Commencity –shims and turns. I make our rather wobbly bayonet take class – pointing and parry
Lecture on mechanism of rifle by Medley
Practice until Cook in shed –
Present – order.
Interview 16 Platoon for first time post, and blows officer, an inform. dig, fashion recommend, “Ball” tell Gingle to teach them to sing
Orderly report to me
Start in moor
Slicks? find maxims in new year.
Dad most cheerful and Read too. funeral tomorrow, Fish, (Band Sergeant 4 Essex)
January 2, 1915
+ 1/5 1/2 orderly officer
Rouse parade, turns etc. by Fowler. C & Coy, Turn quad out on way to drill.
Have great foot ball game
in slick – Counts 1 coy Finlay sprains foot –GR and BR sides and won’t play
Instant breakfast A coy
Orderly . . . sloppy.
Bayonette fighting good lesson, Butt work and trip.
C coy dinners start at 1000 and the tail end of spuds-trouble. Corporals fault. “Bout turn” order, march, messy, and not...
rations -mount guard