GUARDING THE RAILWAY AT CROYDON.
George Barnes was also with Bob and I at Croydon and we very soon were instructed in our new duties which were, to guard the waiting rooms where we lived and where rifles and ammunition were kept, and to guard the bridge just outside the station.
This line was in direct communication with Southampton and many trains passed through with ammunition and provisions for France. The duties were supposed to be 2 hours on and 4 off but it often turned out to be 2 on and 8 or 10 off.
We [we]re allowed to go into town in the]evenings if we were not on duty and Bob and George and I used to go and get a good meal at the A.B.C. now and then.
Rations were fairly good and we could always be sure of getting a good meal at the