47 men leave Base Depot for discharge to Canada. Capt. Simpson sends for me to take over the Tobacco business of the Camp. He states that I have to have “another Allocation Board” next Monday. This will make 5 boards in 1 month & nothing definite re my return to Canada. I refuse his offer and await result of Medical Authorities. I see Adjutant Green re my Sergeancy. He says put them up, but not on that authority. How much more damned fooling around?
*One of the most successful and enduring fund-raising efforts of the war were the ‘Smokes for the Troops’ funds. On 29th October 1914, The Times announced to its readers that at Lord Kitchener’s request a Smokes for Soldiers and Sailors Fund had been formed “to provide our wounded…with tobacco and cigarettes in hospitals here and at the front…and is at the moment sending regular supplies to over 200 hospitals and convalescent homes.” Those who were serving at the front were not forgotten either.