Leave Rouen for Armentiéres to join the Regiment at 4 pm from camp. A good coffee and general refreshment stall is [in D shed?] at station. Travel in 3 class carriage – comfortable.
Archives for August 2015
Acting cook for Company
Went into Rouen, many visits. Acting mess Orderly.
Parade as usual and shooting practice in which I make top score. 13 bulls and 2 [inners] out of 15 shots.
Paraded at [base] 8:45 till 12 noon. On pass in afternoon from 4 till 9 pm. To Rouen and visited the Cathedral.
Ascended the tall steel spire. Price ½ Franc. Saw all the sights of the cathedral and then to supper at the “Brasserie Paul” Café on Rue Grand Pont. Saw Equestrian Statue of Napoleon; and “Jeanne d’Arc” in white marble. Also tablets. Visited for curiosity the “White Star Cavern” and “neighbouring houses”. “Modesty forbids an account”. Boarded No. 4 Car for “The Barrier”.
Paraded for inspection 9 am at Rouen Base Depot for 27th Division and again at 5 pm for bomb instruction
Scores of Norwegian vessels along the Seine. Lovely sunny on both banks. Caves, Chateaux etc. arrive at Rouen 4 pm and marched 4 miles to camp, in canvas tents
Sent 30 postcards off
On the way to France
No entries until Monday 23rd