On parade most of the day receiving kit and suchlike. Went to town and bought a brooch for Franchie. Returned to Inwoods’. Went out with Franchie to Five† Ridges1 to pick daisies. Gave her the brooch. Mrs Inwood gave me shaving material and some cakes. Stayed pretty late. Wrote in both autograph albums and birthday books. Left 11 o’clock.
Went to bed about midnight.
Last night in Sheffield.
Parade all day for kit and stuff. Went to Inwoods’ at night after calling in town and having photographs1 taken with Leishman and Green. Stayed until late playing games.
At church as usual. Had short walk in the afternoon and then went to Inwoods’ to tea. After church again to supper. Stayed pretty late. Talked most of the time. Didn’t play much.
On parade in the morning as usual. Went to Inwoods’ for dinner and missed train through being late. Went by bus to Hallam Gate1 and walked to Wharncliffe Cross. Fine day but thundery at tea time, but we had splendid day and walked back. Played games and asked conundrums on the way back. Leishman and I went for bread and had some cakes given to us. Stayed until late. Had grand day out.
Leishman put off the draft.
On parade as usual.
Leishman . . . [Several more words deleted by ALL, illegible.] Leishman and I put on the next draft to leave shortly for France. Went to Inwoods’ at night. Played games until late.
Put on draft for France.1
Paraded sick as usual. Kept busy all day. Attended lecture in the afternoon.
Wrote some letters and went to Inwoods’ last thing. Leishman there and he was funny. At Warehursts’ at night with Green. Walked up to the moors. Fine night and pleasant walk.
Paraded the sick as usual. Stayed in at night. Wrote some letters.
Paraded the sick in the morning. Leishman let me out at night and I went to Inwoods’. Had walk with Mrs Inwood and Franchie and I stayed back until fairly late.
Was told off at 6.30 to parade the sick at 7. Got on to the job and managed all right. Rotten job. Stayed in at night and wrote some letters.
Tried to sleep in the morning but didn’t get much. Went into park in the afternoon with Leishman and then to Inwoods’. At church at night as usual and to Inwoods’ to supper. Two sergeants of the Welsh Guard there and we stayed until late.