evenings we sometimes went to the little picture house the village possessed but more often we stayed in and had a quiet game of whist with Mr & Mrs Marsh.
Our rations were good and together with the parcels I and Harwood received from home and the extras from Mrs M. we lived well. We drilled in Lord Sackville’s “Knowle Park” on several occasions, and were inspected there by the Brigadier. I was thankful on that occasion that my rifle was spick and span for it was inspected by one of the Staff, and as I was the only one in the Company inspected I was lucky to say the least of it. The next man to me said his was filthy.
Some of our fellows including Harwood were inoculated here, but I escaped that for the time being. One evening I rung up on the telephone to mother and it was very enjoyable speaking
I was thankful that my rifle was spick and span