On parade as usual. Not feeling very fit. Lecture in the afternoon. At the pictures at night with Black. His girl and another sat next to us. Late in getting back.
Up at 7 o’clock. Had a cold.
Stayed in at night. Walked to town at night. Met the younger Miss Mack and walked up with her and got her sister’s address. Fine night. On parade as usual.
Not well in the morning. Up at 7 and on parade as usual. Got easy fatigue for a good job. Lay in bed after duty and didn’t have any tea. Had some soup. Wrote letters. Felt pretty bad in the lecture.
No church parade on account of wind†. Went down to Clayport as usual. Walked up the road in the afternoon with Black and had a bath afterwards. At church in evening with Sharpley. Went into his hut afterwards and sat and talked until tattoo.
On parade in the morning as usual. Watched our camp play the Northumberland [?Fusiliers] and lose by 3 to 1. Had tea in town with Black and walked round a bit.
Changed straw in our palliasses1 and received pay.
Straw mattress; sometimes spelt as Fr. Paillasse, but Army pronunciation always ‘pally-ass’. ↩
On parade as usual. Lecture in the afternoon. Stayed in at night and read. Went down to Y.M. last thing with Black.
On parade as usual. Lecture in the afternoon. On fatigue with Copeland. Walked to town at night with Black and then returned to camp.
On parade as usual. Working for Copeland all day. Walked out with Black at night.
On parade as usual. Up twice during the night at the latrines. Felt off first thing. Working with Copeland all day. No lecture. Walked into town at night with Black and his girl. Spoke to his girl and walked to the station with them. Wrote up diary.
On parade as usual. No lecture. On fatigue all day. Went to pictures at night. Stayed beside Black and his girl and her friend. In Y.M. last thing and Mrs Proctor told me off about not going to Mrs Ide’s to supper last night. She explained how Metgrave had asked me.
Big Zeppelin Raid1.