17 January 1916; Monday

On parade in the morning. Funeral of Sergeant Bell in the afternoon. Firing party, band and full procession. Had walk at night with Black. Met his girl and her sister and talked a bit. Walked up the road a bit and talked over marriage and girls generally.

Sgt. Bell’s funeral.

My 26th Birthday. Received cakes from home and * [?money] from Charlie.