TRAINING AT SEVENOAKS.
On Sunday Oct. 18th, we left Croyden and finally arrived at Sevenoaks in Kent. (From letter) “Was thankful to find I had had a bit of luck again for whereas many fellows were billetted in empty houses with nobody to cook for them, we had lovely quarters with a young married couple and their child. Mr. & Mrs. Marsh of 17, St. Botolph’s Ave.” My billet companion was young Harwood who was quite a good sort and did a very good share of the necessary work such as obtaining rations etc. Some of our fellows were in very fine houses but we were very contended and soon got on the best of terms with our hosts. I had a good deal of trouble with my arm which had been vaccinated and it swelled right to the fingers, but hot boracic formentations proved a blessing and it soon became normal again.
Many fellows were billetted in empty houses