26 November 1915; Friday

Usual day’s work. Received pay at dinner time. Rations late in arriving. I managed to get a bath in the afternoon. 2 men and a sergeant Army Service <Corps?> arrived at night and the sergeant slept in our bunk1. All more or less drunk, but quiet. Collins arrived back about 10. Shepherd, Watson, Wilshaw, Dunbar and Plummer drunk as newts† and had an awful time, tumbling over beds. Watson carefully sprayed his water bottle on his bed over a blanket.

Men drunk in hut.

  1. “Bunk” (at least in the 1950s) meant the (lance-­)corporal’s partitioned space, not “bed.”