Friday, 6 March 2015

Saturday 6th March 1915

Excused parade because of funeral. Played bridge and read papers.
German submarine U8 sunk in Channel and crew captured. Admiralty announce that “Thordis” “in all probability” sunk German submarine.
Still battery Dardanelles.
Dinner 11.30. In town 1.20 arriving at Woodseats Lane 1.30. Surrounded by crowd of slum children until 3.30 when marched to Petre St Churchyard. Corporal and Sgt idiots. Didn’t know ceremonial properly. Vicar gave address at graveside. Pt Cherry had served 2 yrs HongKong, 2 yrs Singapore, 3 S. Africa. Died as result of wounds from operation for frostbite. Thousands of onlookers.
Evening Percy came down. Brought 2nd Book of Songs, Bandmaster, Drake. Had musical evening. Bed 12pm.

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