25 January 1915; Monday

At work and very busy. Charlie called and we went up to the recruiting office. Charlie was refused on account of his finger being off1. We called at the other office and he was refused there. A man from the County Court left a paper to the effect that Father’s Compensation Case would come on Feb 17/15. Two men hurt at work.

  1. “His finger being off”: see also 13 Dec. 1914 “on account of his finger”; but I (DL) don’t recall that Charlie had a finger missing. Charlie’s rejection was not permanent: on 9 August ALL records that “Charlie may enlist shortly”, and by mid-September he had been posted to the Dardanelles.