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Date: October 1918

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Oct 8, 1918
Had a very good rest at Bearwood. Here I met Capt. MacDonald, J.M. McDonald, Matheson, Lft. Minorgan & Capt. Collins. Col. Woodhouse & Major Bayley. Back to London. Killing time.

Oct 13, 1918
Went to Seaford & saw Penner.

Oct 14, 1918
Met Stan Briggs at Seaford. Got Penner off on leave & took him up to London. We stayed at Jermyn Court. Went to London Hippodrome & saw “Box of Tricks”.

Oct 15, 1918
Visited Westminster Abbey, Law Courts, up to Oxford Circus, down to Regent. Lunch at Automobile Club with Penner & Capt. Ranger. In afternoon Penner & I went to the zoo at Regent Park. Went to Empire & saw “Violet Domino”.

Oct 16, 1918
Went to “Chu Chin Chow” & saw Penner off for Edinburgh.

Oct 17, 1918
Arrived in Boulogne. Visited No. 3 Can Gen. Hospital & saw Major Scrivinger & Col. Drum. They asked me if I would take an appointment there. This suited me. Remained for the night.

Oct 18, 1918
Reported to C.G.B.D. Etaples.

Oct 21, 1918
Up to Board – classified A. In the afternoon I met Capt. Law, quartermaster No. 9 Can. Stat. Hospital & the O.C., Major McDonald, who used to be sanitary officer 3rd Can Div.

Met Capt. Fraser, a school-mate of mine & Lft. Col. Marsereau & his son, the major O.C. of 25th Batallion. Met Lft. Gonnason of Victoria. My batman is Webster of Victoria.