31 October 1914

greggExtract from the diary of Pte B H Gregg, 12th (Service) Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

[Pte Gregg joined up in August 1914 in Chester and was posted to the newly formed 12th Bn and sent to Lewes for training. He survived the war and died aged 102 in Canada]

Saturday. In a fatigue party to the camp of the King’s Own Liverpool Regt. to fetch more rifles. Everything here was as clean & dry as if in fine weather. During the afternoon received a fine pair of boots from the quartermaster’s stores. The boots had just arrived in the morning which was fortunate for me, the cash from home being better than a surplus pair of boots. Went to SEAFORD at night with Corporal Green whose birthday it was. Arrived back to bed, then came four comrades quite drunk but in good temper. Humoured & assisted the worst into bed.

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