Bisley. Swedish drill. Half company drill. Champion presents pork pies. Inspection by Adj. General Schlater. One tent isolated. Scarlet fever.
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Bisley. Mother and Mrs Ninnis come down, have dinner at Middlesex Hut. Parade in F.M.O. . Rumour about that Lord Kitchener is coming. Washout.
F.M.O. Full Marching Order
Mrs Ninnis was the wife of Allan Ninnis, and was my grandmother. She and Hob married in 1932.
Bisley. Swedish drill. More drill. ‘Nother rare bath. Twelve in tent.
Bisley. Swedish drill. Message sending. Enemy sighting. Drill and semaphore. L.R.B. accepted for service abroad.
Bisley. Swedish drill. Battalion inspected by General Fry and Brigadier Earl Cavan . Drill and distance judging. Trench digging.
Major-General William Fry was in command of the 1st London Division of the Territorial Army Force.
Earl Cavan was in command of the 2nd London Infantry Territorial Brigade.
Bisley. Rain ‘till one o’clock. Lecture. Parade for vaccination exam. Manage to get a drill in. Pay. Tent orderly. Sgts. Mess orderly, my day. Champion’s feast.
Bisley. Usual day’s training (drills). Get shoved on Fire Picket. Cave’s feast.
Bisley. Sweedish (sp!) drill before breakfast. Start training from recruit stage. Rare bath.
Swedish Drill was a non-military form of exercise.
Bisley. Church parade.
From Horsham via Addlestone and Ottershaw to Bisley Camp. Cake and fruit given us all along the route. Only four of our lot fall out on march, other battalions very bad. Ten to a tent. Grub scarce.