Leave Smiths Lawn for Liverpool @ 7.20 pm. Saturday via Waterloo Euston Sta.
Charles & I tour Leicester. I leave for Camp & Charles for L’pool & Rhyl to see Harry. Charles puts £60 in war bonds @ Leicester Post Office 15.12.17.
To Syston on 14th @ 8.34.
Called on Mrs. Lee @ Syston. Inspected Register @ Lyston Church. To Leicester @ 5.40 pm. Stayed with brother Charles & Aunt.
Leave Camp at 5.30 for Leicester, leave Egham 6.34 pm, leave St. Pancras 8.30 pm. Arr. Leiscter 11.15 pm. Stayed @ YMCA.
W.H. Beresford Esq. visits me @ Camp on Smiths Lawn. Brings cigars & tobacco.
Bro. Harry very ill with duodenal-ulcers below diaphragm. In Hospl. @ Rhyl. Charles out of Hospl. & @ London. He gets 65 pounds from lawyer makes it up to 75 pounds & invests it in war bonds.
*War Bonds were debt securities issued by a government for the purpose of financing military operations during times of war. It is an emotional appeal to patriotic citizens to lend the government their money because these bonds offer a rate of return below the market rate.
Went by cycle to Esker to visit W.H. Beresford Esq. a brother of Rev. E. Beresford of Hoby, Leicestershire. Had a Royal time. Lovely mansion all necessaries of life. Journey 16 miles one way.
Left camp @ Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Park for Egham – London to Stafford on 5 days leave. Stayed at Stafford two days after calling @ Leicester. Called @ Melton Mowbray & saw Rev. S. D. Middleton & Canon Blakency.
Paid subscription to Wm. Salt Arch. Socy. For 1918. £1.1.0. To Liverpool by 11.12 train from Stafford. Arr. L’pl 1.45. All @ home waiting up. Stayed L’pl two days. Left on Monday @ 4:30 pm for Leicester. Went to Gaddesby & (17th) searched Registers alone by permission of Rev. Quarrie. Stayed Leicester till Thursday after getting extension of two days. Left Leicester @ 5.30 pm for St. Pancras arr 7.34. 20 mins. Across London by Tube for Waterloo. Take 9.26 train for Camp.