Worked up till 2 pm when an order came to pack up and rejoin my unit the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry. I refused to transfer into the Canadian Ordnance Corps but did not mind being attached.
Left Ashford at 5:56; train to Shorncliffe arrived at 7 pm. Quite a change.
Escorted Miss Challis home from C of E Soldier’s Club.
To work at 8 am till 12 noon. Go by train to Shorncliffe at 3 pm. Visit Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry camp. Return to Ashford at 8:35 pm. Am suffering with terrible headache and hayfever. Officer Commanding of the Canadian Ordnance Corps wishes me to transfer into Canadian Ordnance Corps.
Left Seagrave for Leicester to attend Oxford Street Congregational Church anniversary. Left at 9:45 am and arrived at 10:45 pm.
To Aunt Louise’s for dinner at 1 pm. Saw Elsie and Nancy, also two members of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Stayed for tea and off again for Seagrave by bike. Arrived at 7:15 pm. Went for walk with Maud, Lily, and May.
Private Blees 712 Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry is killed at front.
Said good byes to Creigs and Uptons.
Went for spin on bike around Huyton, Roby and Gateacre with Harry. Back home at 4:30 pm.
Went down to City on bike for film etc. Met Private Burns of Princess Pats.
Am granted a pass for a month and so are all others of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in order to clean out the camp.
Leave Shorncliffe at 4:36 and arrive in London at 7:30. Stay at Union Jack Club.
*Union Jack Club – An Armed Forces Club in London. It is used by the members/veterans of the British Armed Forces and their families. The club has accommodations as well as a restaurant and bar. The club is still open to this day though it is housed in a new building as the original building was demolished in 1971.
Stay in camp all day.
Draft of 25 men left Shorncliffe for reinforcing Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. All old hands.
Breakfast at 7:30. Parade for walking exercise. At 9:30 am down to the beach.
Wrote letters in evening at Church of England Institute. A general muster roll is called for all Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. The English Airship passes over the Channel. A huge cigar shape.
*Muster Roll – The process of accounting for the members of the military unit.
Writing letters in morning to Paymaster Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at St Martin’s Plain (our new Depot) Shorncliffe and one to Oxford Hospital regarding relieving Railway tour.
To a cantata held at Baptist Church in evening.
To William Salt Library.
A Military Order from Paymaster Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Infantry arrives
Send Harry £5 for present.