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.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Wednesday, January 12, 1916
Usual morning work. Played funeral of young bugular [sic - bugler], who died of pneumonia. [Roleigh John Shaffner, 223363, Paradise, Annapolis Valley, DOB January 30, 1900.] Buried at Fort Massey churchyard. March back through Barrington St. Curling at Mayflowers rink in evening until 9 o’clock. Then went downtown. Bowling—45⍧. Fine and cold. Chud [sic] McDonald [probably Charles Angus McDonald, 223123, Westville, NS] joined band today.