TRAINING AT CANTERBURY.
We arrived in pouring rain and after much delay were billetted in 14, Seymour Place off Wincheap and our hosts were Mr. & Mrs. Colbran. Harwood was very disgusted that we were separated but there was no help for it, and my billet companion became Stanley Rowlands. We found ourselves in very comfortable quarters here – everything clean and tidy, cooking excellent, in fact so enjoyable was this period of training that I will quote at length from letters sent home in the form of diary sheets so that in after life I will forget nothing that happened in the happy days spent at Canterbury.
Oct 30th. Glad to have slept between sheets again for we only had our Army blankets at Marshes. Went out for rations and did well getting bacon, bread, Nestle’s milk, tea, sugar, and cheese – dinner would come along
Glad to have slept between sheets again