Leave Stafford on 10.19 am train for Nuneaton. Waited @ Nun. 1-1/2 hours (1:15pm) Take 1:15 pm for Leicester. Arr. Leic. 2.30 pm. Visit Aunt & the girls. Leave on G.C.R. @ 4.49 for London (Marylebone) . Arr. 7.15 (late) take tube to Victoria (change Charing +) takes 20 minutes to Cross. Get the 8.35 pm for Brighton (1 pm Sundays). Arr. Brighton 9.50. Leave B. @ 10 pm & arr Seaford 11.30 pm.
Norman and I go to Draycott and Cheadle on bike. Have meals @ Draycott Arms (Mr. & Mrs. Brindley).
To Coneydale Farm & Croxden Abbey where I get puncture. Started 8.20 am & arr home 7.30 pm Very tired.
Met the Draycots of Coneydale where we had dinner.
To Stafford @ 9.45 train arr. @ 1.15 pm & went to Leightons. To Brine Baths with Norman (& catch cold). Meet Mrs. & Allan Smith.
I go on pass to London 5.30 train.
Visit Mrs. & Charlie Graham at 29 Wyvil Rd. Lambeth SW. Stay all night.
Started work at Brigade Mapping & Topographical Office under Capt. Carr. PPCLI.
I receive letter from Capt. Chutter of 14 C.I.B. offering me job on his Brigade as draughtsman.
At 7 am inoculated against typhus etc.
Write letter to Capt. MacDonald.
Sent over to C.I. Machine Gun Intelligence & Topography office for work there. I have to Revert to Rank of Acting Corporal as documents have been lost despite entries in my pay book.
In morning I go Panorama sketching for some Scheme work north of Seaford.
Same as above.
To see OC respecting my stripes.
I am put i/c [in charge] of Mess rooms. Sergts & mens.