Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 65
started. Several sections were roaming over the country for hours & did not get back till nearly dinner time. We had an examination on Saturday morning & in the afternoon went into town. Met Major Cross there & he gave us all the news. Had dinner with Lieut Butter at the National & got back to camp fairly early. On Sunday we went into town after dinner & spent a quiet afternoon there. Went out to the 14th Hospital to see Sister Holmes & spent the evening going for a drive getting back at 10.
Resumed work at the School. Have discovered a good horse at last & tip the groom to keep it for me. Had quite number of lectures. Get very sleepy & can't concentrate my attention on them. We have an hours bayonet fighting each day & they keep you going pretty hard at it.
Was doing rearguard work in the morning, after breakfast more lectures. We have no parade after dinner till 5 oclock & we finish up at a quarter to