Up at about 7.30. Walked round town with Father after washing up. Bought a few things. Walked round again in the afternoon with Joe and called to see Joe’s father’s shop. Walked round town. Stayed in at night.
Up about 8 o’clock. Walked to school with Franchie1 and called at Wharnecliffe2 but Whittaker was not there. Called to see Mrs Fore†. I dressed Mr Inwood’s foot and moved off on the car. At station in good time. Left at 1.18. Spent an hour in York and called at the Minster. Arrived home at 6 o’clock and went up to Uncle George’s last thing.
Up about 7.30. Got 9.36 train to Sheffield. Arrived about 3 o’clock. Found the house and Mr Inwood in bed. Went to the Mission Tent† at the chapel at night with Franchie and had a short walk with her last thing. Slept on the sofa in the front room.
Up at 8 o’clock. Walked round the town with Father and made a few purchases. Went down to the mill1 in the afternoon and walked back by the paper mills. Mrs Rowe, Annie2 and Aunt Mary Linfoot3 in to tea. Played piano a lot.
The mill: Hendon Paper Works again. ↩
Annie: Not positively identified but probably not Sister Annie from church. Annie with no other qualification is mentioned in one previous entry on 3 March 1915, also in conjunction with Mrs Rowe. This may suggest that this Annie was a relative of Mrs Rowe (a daughter?). ↩
The mill: Hendon Paper Works, where ALL had been employed prior to joining up. ↩
Up at about 9 o’clock and late for chapel. Spoke to a few people. Stayed in in the afternoon. Went to chapel at night. Harry Wilkinson and James both there.
Up about 6 o’clock. Had breakfast at the canteen and paraded early. Crossed by 11 o’clock 1 and arrived in London shortly after 3. Had tea at the Y M hut and left by the 5.302. Came up most of the way with an engineer chap. Arrived at midnight and found Joe and Father waiting for me.
Up at 5 o’clock. Old John got breakfast for me and we got a car. Left Cambrai shortly before 8 o’clock. Arrived at Boulogne1 at about 9 o’clock at night and went to a rest camp. Had dinner and slept 14 in a tent.
Left unit on leave.
The map shows this stage of ALL’s journey to home leave, from Cagnoncles (A), via Cambrai (B) to Boulogne (C). ↩