13 January 1916; Thursday

Up at 7 o’clock. Told off for station fatigue. Had good morning. Lecture in the afternoon. Bell died about noon. Went to the great invitation social at Clayport. Great spread, cold turkey, duck, ham, trifle etcetera. Played a few games, but generally rather slow. Two sketches1, one bad and one good. Left at 11.30. Spent very good evening. I had to respond to the toast to “Our guests”.

Bell died. Clayport Social. Last day in Sergeants’ Mess.

  1. Sketch here means a short humorous play or performance, consisting typically of one scene.