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All these have been called up with the exception of the oldest [indecipherable] since the war started & also three more older classes – 1889, 1888, & 1887 making 31 in all. Therefore under the conscription system the every abl able bodied man from 19 to 50 years of age inclusive is serving. The oldest class however are at present in their homes (class 1887 = men of 50) while the second oldest class (1888 = men of 49) is only partly mobilised. (100)
Sat. 28" Oct 1916 (8.30 pm)
My six days leave to Paris –I
On Saturday evening, 21st October I received the necessary permission to proceed on 6 days leave to Paris commencing from 22nd inst. I caught the train at 1.30 a.m. from Gare Central, Boulogne and arrived at St. Roch at 7 a.m.

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