Item 03: James McCall Young diary, 6 August 1918-6 August 1919 - Page 47

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Sunday Jan. 12th
Everything quiet and peaceful. Saw a falcon chasing sparrows. Got six letters from Aussie. 1915 men put back another two days. 11th Brigade played D.A.C. rugby, 11th won 9 points to nil.

Monday Jan. 13th
Smart Set started showing in Agimont, first night free show.

Tuesday Jan. 14th
Collected a few souvenirs along the railway line.
After tea went to Smart Set show, had a pleasant evening. Got a parcel of socks and scarf from Edinburgh.

Wednesday Jan. 15th
Had a "blow out" (Oh Ruhm), Lewis, Dicky, Bremner & Self.

Thursday Jan. 16th
Up at 5 a.m. Getting breakfast for 24 1915 men going to Aussie. 3-30 Motor left with troops, gave them a cheer.
Two new men in Cook house. Got parcel of smokes from Edinburgh. After tea wrote six letters. Nothing else to do. Rained all night.

Friday Jan. 17th
Put in a busy day cooking. 11th Brigade played 10th Brigade football, the 11th won, 6 to 3. Rained all afternoon.

Saturday Jan. 18th
Left section horses clasified for the sale. One of "cook house staff" went to Namur.

Sunday Jan. 19th
The usual routine. Had a quiet day.

Monday Jan. 20th
Got letter and parcel from Cousin Jim (Contents A.1). Was asked if I would take saddlery job.

Very foggy all day.

Tuesday Jan. 21st
A bonzer frost, everything frozen. Another batch of 1915 men went away.

Wednesday Jan. 22nd
Another lovely frost, with cold wind blowing.
Went to Chateau on hill and had a look round the surrounding country. Marvelous view to be seen. Had a hair cut. Wind blowing all day. Football match.

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