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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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88th Fusiliers - Willows Camp

31 Days 21 THURSDAY [21-344] [21 to 24] January

Recruit drill all day 5+1 30 1 30

Spend evening at Copley's 5 days +3

Working on observations in spare time

22 FRIDAY [22-343]

March past & Brigade Drill in preparation for Review by Hughes obtain permanent Pass Sgt Birch, Goodrich, Elliott, Mace, Tucker & Bateman to supper & spend evening

Birch - wounded 1915 - Military Medal Sgt 16th Goodrich - wounded May 29/15 - Richebourg L'Avoue - Base Duty Epson Elliott - wounded Festubert: Corp 16th: Commission Imperial Mace - rose to CSM - Commr7th - Killed 1916 Tucker - wounded May 1916- jugular cut - Sgt Instr. Vncor 1917 Bateman - military medal - Sergt. Artillery.

23 SATURDAY [23-342] 5 dys +3 1/2 5H 32M a.m. (Greenwich)

Wrote Sharkey enclosing $200 cheque & bank book

On leave all day

Minister of Militia & Defense reviews the troops

24 SUN - 3 aft Epiph [24-341]

On leave all day 5 days + 6 Worked on observations Frank & Carrie call in the evening

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

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