Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 12
thereby a great responsibility on our own shoulders both to perfect our own great failings and to make certain that neither in thought, nor in word or deed, do we countenance in our own lives that for which we so often condemn German and other hostile soldiers.
The private in the infantry should be a perfect gentleman and a right living citizen, otherwise his actions will condemn him as an unjustifiable murderer.
Make out allotment paper. Begin to know a few of the lads. Allen Walker and Barry Heffernan are my particular friends but