On to Horsham. One horse killed on route owing to accident with Lyon’s van. Fine little billet at St Peter’s Church House. Thunderstorm.
Now that recruitment was well advanced, the battalion moved on foot to Bisley where training was continued for the next two and a half weeks. The route taken was deliberately not the shortest so as to provide some measure of endurance test, and they would have marched some 60 miles in the three days it took them.
M.T.S. March to windmill, Wimbledon Common. On trek to Bisley. Billeted at Pitman’s School. L/Cpl Kimber run over on foot.
M.T.S. More drill. Mother and Aunt J. arrive. Pack up.
M.T.S. Two accidents. One man smashed his thumb, and machine gun runs away. Capt. Lintot hurt. Usual drill. See Mr Ninnis. Leave stopped.
Capt. Lintot’s name appears later in the Bn. War Diary, and he is believed to have survived the war.
 My grandfather, Allan Ninnis. Married with a one year-old daughter, he was not called up until the following year. He served as a private in 1st Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), and was killed at Scottish Wood, near Ypres, on 2nd August 1918.
M.T.S. Morning drill, to the office afterwards.
M.T.S. Church parade, then go to Millar’s
J A Millar became a close friend of Hob’s, and is believed to have also survived the war
M.T.S. Morning drill. Visit from mother and Mr Harvey.
M.T.S. Finish guard. Remainder of day off.
M.T.S. Twenty-four hour guard.