Thurs. Dec.31st. Company Dinner at Fountains Hotel. Good concert. A good deal of drinking. All the officers, were well away, Westby, Tyson, Dobell and about 50% of the men. There was a very good pianist, and some good singing Lieut.Dobell’s attempt at “Youre my Baby” and “Gunboat Hughes” “Wedding Glide” were songs to be remembered.
Jan 1st. Route March and skirmishing. Pay in afternoon. Stayed in at night.
Sat. Jan 2nd. 12 mile route march. Company drill in the afternoon. In the morning we had marched some 6 miles out and returned, each company coming a different way and led by Sergt. Marshall we came back at a good speed and without a halt and because we got back so early we had an afternoon parade and other companies who had taken their time had
There was a very good pianist