7 January 1916; Friday

Up at 7.30. Got rations book up to date. Lecture in the afternoon by Lieutenant Macdonald. Called in new recreation room and commenced letter to Charlie. Walked into town at night. At Y.M.C.A. last thing. Went out with Corporal Collins to catch Wilson stealing coals. Waited until after 11 o’clock. Up at the mess about 11 o’clock and it was beastly. Had lecture in the morning by Groves through Lance-Corporal Aitken getting drunk, stealing and generally misbehaving himself. He lost his stripe.