Item 07: Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918 - Page 52
very necessary case.
Drink is the cause of most of the trouble in the army. A certain company in this battalion managed to procure a large quantity of rum and whisky from one of the dumps close by and nearly every man had a grand beano. One man was found dead in his billet this morning having drunk himself to death! a glorious finish to a life which had braved all the horrors of the greatest war in history.