4 January 1916; Tuesday

Up at 7.30. Paraded men again. Collins turned up in the afternoon. Had a bit trouble in the afternoon about a lecture – our men on fatigues. Got late passes and went to Mr Don’s house at night. Had good time. Green, Metgrave and I set two ladies (the Misses Mack1) to their home at Stray† House and didn’t get back to camp until about 1 o’clock.

At Mr Don’s.

At Barton’s Farm in the morning seeing about the milk account.


  1. Perhaps “The Misses Mack” was how the Misses McGill were known to their friends; at any rate, “Mack” hereinafter supersedes “McGill” in the Diary and footnotes.