Monday, 4 January 2016

Tuesday, January 4, 1916

The usual routine. Bowling all evening. Allie McDonald’s boy died today. Barns joined band [Henry Percival, 223395, Halifax, NS]. Had supper at Kakie* [sic] Club. Tom Mason [Thomas, 223078, Stellarton, NS] home to sister’s wedding. Rob Roy arrived back today. Fine. Gig [?] also fell and hurt the sidewalk. [sic]
Pte. Henry Percival Barnes, 223395

Pte. Thomas Mason, 223078

* In 1915, Queen Victoria's third son, HRH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Governor-General of Canada at the time, sponsored the formation of the Khaki League. The organization operated a series of clubs across Canada, with the goal of providing services to men in uniform—meals, social activities, accommodations while on leave, etc..

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