railwaymen’s eating house on the platform. In the mornings we used to have rifle exercise under Sergt. Wilcox. I was vaccinated after a few days and ten days later had quite a bad arm with it. On Saturdays we used to go and see Croyden Common F.C. playing as their ground was only about ¾ of a mile up the line.
I [m]et Leslie Chester one day when he came to our domicile to be vaccinated. He looked well and was in the best of spirits, though somewhat grimy, as indeed were all the boys who were stationed here, through the smoke and coal dust from the passing trains.
Oct 9th. Friday. Thirty one German prisoners passed through the station with a lot of our men invalided home. Had a chat to some of the latter and contrary to newspaper talk none of them evinced any desire to return to France, being fed
I was vaccinated after a few days