Category Archives: 1915

All diary entries written in 1915.

21 December 1915; Tuesday

Various rumours about leave. First thing we thought that we were getting away. We put in passes and the sergeant-major refused them. Collins and I approached the colonel and he denied having given leave. After tea the telegram came back and the sergeant-­major wouldn’t have anything to do with it. Went into town and got my boots. Went to Y.M. last thing with Corporal Collins.

18 December 1915; Saturday

Up at 7.30. Usual morning. Went to Alnmouth1 in the afternoon with Black. Had tea with Black in the town. Came back to camp at night.


  1. Alnmouth is a village located at the mouth of the River Aln, the same river as flows past the site of the Pastures army camp in Alnwick. It is about 5 miles to the south-east of Alnwick.

    The village had been an important trading port, mainly involved in the export of grain, but by the time of the diaries that trade had long ceased.

    See also Alnwick map