Item 03: John Duncan McRae diary, 10 February-6 May 1917 - Page 18

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detention room & my duty to keep an eye on the prisoners, of whom there were 11 when I went on duty & 19 when I came off. The job was not too congenial but we have to take the good with the bad. The prisoners gave me no trouble; perhaps because I was armed with a naked bayonet! but the guard room itself was so small & inconvenient that I had not a wink of sleep for the 24 hours. Part of the time was spent in washing & writing, part in dreaming etc.

Feb 20

On guard till 4 P.M. Too tired to do anything then until bed time.

Feb 21

Usual work, including turnings on the march & saluting.

Evening in Regimental Writing Room with Les Dimond & Alan.

Feb 22

Usual drill. Paid 30/-. Y.M.C.A in evening, writing etc.

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