Everything is the same

Posted: August 20, 2015 by tripmanic in 1915

Everything is the same – situation, work, heat, flies, dirt, food, etc. Wednesday was the anniversary of our first day in the Military. We were all laughing over the experiences etc. of the first day in camp.

It is rather peculiar that Tuesday the day my promotion came out, that is was twelve months to the day we were medically examined at the parade Ground by Harry Nott. Lots of things have happened since then. There were a few articles such as pipe lighter (4) purse, pouch, comb, and a little tobacco, issued to the platoon today. We had a lottery to decide who was to receive the various things – it was quite exciting – quite like a sweepstakes.

The lighters were of the flint and wick order, and were presented to the troops by Princess Mary – needless to ask my luck.

If you ever run a small pocket edition or ordinary paper novel edition of one of Dickens’ books would you send it on? One that I haven’t read, or it doesn’t matter much about that. It is nice to have a good book handy. Reading matter as far as books are concerned is very scarce. Ran across “The Amateur Gentleman” by Geoffrey Farnol the other day. If you haven’t read it you should, I fancy I have it in my room. Everyone is quite well.

Love from Lance.


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