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, 5 January 2016
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Morning as usual. No pratice [sic - practice]. Capt. Finney [Lieutenant-Colonel Earle C. Phinney, Halifax, NS] in band room raising the devil. Down town in afternoon. Also in evening. Hockey club had first practice in Arena. Angus McDougall [Angus Duncan, 223077, Stellarton, NS—band member] went home. Billie Dunn sick [William Charles Dunn, New Glasgow, NS, 223071—discharged as medically unfit on June 22, 1916]. Alex Myers [Alex E., 223075, New Glasgow, NS] appointed Corporal.