2 December 1918; Monday

Up at about 8 o’clock. Walked round town. Went to Mill1 in the afternoon and saw Mr Sandilands2 and he practically told me that they didn’t want me back3. Had a little party, Jack Holt, Charlie, Dora, Olive, Ada, Betty and Hilda4 to supper. Stayed until about 3 o’clock.

  1. “Mill”: The Hendon Paper Works Company, where ALL had been employed prior to joining the RAMC. 

  2. “Mr Sandilands”: Presumably the new manager at the Hendon Paper Works following the untimely death of Aitken

  3. ALL’s former employer evidently felt no moral obligation to re-employ returning servicemen. 

  4. Hilda: See Hilda disambiguation page