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Frank Swannell Diaries: Part I

Diaries of Frank Cyril Swannell Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0392 - Box 1, Volume 4-5

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Willows Camp (88th Fusiliers) Day 8h. 1m. long] JANUARY, 1915. [8th, Sun rises 8h, 6. Sunday 3 [3-362] 2nd after Christmas Jan 4th Report at Willows Camp - receive uniform & accoutrements Sleep at Exhibition Bldg first time.

Monday 4 [4-361]

Turnbull's Letter from the Trenches 8th Apr./15 "Army Regulations, huh! They gave us half-an-hour's saluting drill the other day" On the firing line, salute! Good Lord. Somebody's prestige undoubtedly had been jarred by a brute of a P.P.C.L.I. neglecting to pay due respect to waking authority. Hence the brilliant and edifying spectacle of a bunch of Trench-stained men "saluting by numbers" Wouldn't it jar you? "Your King and Country need you" -- for the purpose of pandering to some damn fool's vanity."

Regiment (88th) marches through town - afternoon parade to an officer's wedding.


P.A. MacDonald 77868 - Coy 2 A Platoon 15th Batt. 48th Highl. 3d Bde - (killed in action September 1916)

Pauline Denoeud a Essars-lez-Béthune-Pas de Calais

Wednesday 6 [6-359]

Mrs. R. P. Elliott - Eartham London Road 14 Jne/ : open order drill by signals & Battalion Drill near Uplands General Inspection in afternoon

Geoffrey M. Dowton Corp. A30693 No 4 Coy 48th Battalion /Jne 14/ - Pt Sgt 1915 - Lieut 1916 - Adjutant 1916:

T. Rognaas 20 Jne/

BC Archives, MS-0392 Box 1 Volume 4 / FRANK SWANNELL PAPERS / Diary and enclosures, 1915.

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