eating our lunch which we had taken with us. Another route march took place the following day to Halewood when we were entertained by Mr. Mitchell of Sunday School fame. This 18 mile march tried us somewhat and I got some little experience of sore feet that day and learnt never to bind my puttees too tightly. Wednesday the 30th. we had some outpost work at Childwal[l] when a selected few tried to break through our patrol lines. One or two succeeded I believe but as our sections were in reserve we spent a pleasant afternoon smoking and eating apples.
This period of training came suddenly and somewhat dramatically to an end. On the 3rd October we went a route march to Arrow Hall, 240 of us in Khaki and about the same number of the 2nd Batt. in mufti, and a telegram came to Captain Temple by taxi and he read it to us 240, that we were to join the Battalion at
I got some little experience of sore feet that day