Item 01: Henry Frederick Wallace Tucker diary, 14 September 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 190
Nov. 9 Tuesday 1915
Gower, Rogers, Pethard, Watkins, Morgan, & Foley with Milford went out at 10 AM & made their statement to the Adju.
My request for leave of absence refused.
Orders came that only 3 men were allowed in a room, so Watkins leaves today.
Nov. 10 Wednesday 1915
Working early this morning.
Pay day 7/-
Went for a long tram ride with D. Pladell
Went to prayer meeting tonight. It was good to hear the Tommies praying, they are so ernest.
Rev. Mackie invited me around to his Home on Sunday afternoon next
Nov. 11 Thursday 1915
To work early this morning.
Went out to see a Hospital Ship unloading sick & wounded.
There is also large forces coming from France here bringing much artillery. A Regiment of Cavalry arrived today.
All around the landing places are Red Cross refreshment rooms where a man can get refreshment for very little. The women folk are very keen here to help in every way.
Nov. 12 Friday 1915
To work early this morning. Bought Maude & Harry a little present.
Was called into WO Office this afternoon & given 2 stripes with is only Temporary until Gazetted.