This blog contains the diary entries of Henry Harris "Harry" Murray, who enlisted with the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) on September 29, 1915. Harry kept a daily record of his activities as a member of its renowned band from January 1 to March 22, 1916, and subsequently served overseas for the war's duration.
Friday, 8 January 2016
Saturday, January 8, 1916
Physical drill only this morning. Barrack room inspection. Dinner half hour late. Curling at Mayflowers [sic] rink afternoon. Duncan Cameron [Duncan W., 223121, wounded at Carency on May 23, 1917, rejoined battalion May 30, 1917] out with me. Had bath at Y.M.C.A., supper at Kakie [sic] Club. Bowling in eveing [sic]—15⍧. Tom Mason arrived back tonight, three days late. No. 2 Platoon A Co. quarantined for scarlet fever. Very cold.