Paraded the sick as usual. Stayed in at night. Wrote some letters.
Paraded the sick in the morning. Leishman let me out at night and I went to Inwoods’. Had walk with Mrs Inwood and Franchie and I stayed back until fairly late.
Was told off at 6.30 to parade the sick at 7. Got on to the job and managed all right. Rotten job. Stayed in at night and wrote some letters.
Tried to sleep in the morning but didn’t get much. Went into park in the afternoon with Leishman and then to Inwoods’. At church at night as usual and to Inwoods’ to supper. Two sergeants of the Welsh Guard there and we stayed until late.
On Main Gate Guard from 9.15. Managed pretty well. Had a lot to do at night *. Leishman helped me through and I put on the guard room clock at 2 o’clock1.
Daylight Saving Bill came into force at midnight2.
See note below re daylight saving. “I put on the guard room clock” presumably means “I advanced the guard room clock by one hour.” 2 A.M. was the time at which the hour officially changed. ↩
Daylight saving time was introduced in Britain by the Summer Time Act 1916 and was implemented in 1916 as GMT plus one hour and Dublin Mean Time plus one hour (Dublin time was 25 minutes behind London at this time). For 1916, DST extended from 21 May to 1 October. ↩
On guard as usual. Not much to do. At Inwoods’ at night.
On guard as usual.
Came off guard at 9.15 a.m. Went to Inwoods’ at night.
↑ Entries in pencil, sometimes faint and/or smudged, from this point for the rest of 1916. ↑