The War Diaries of Roger Stamp: December 1917

The War Diaries of Roger Stamp: December 1917

Roger didn’t add any diary entries during November so his diary continues on from October 1917

Wednesday 12th December 1917 – Still at Carrick House, have had a good time here.

Thursday 13th December 1917 – Received today postal order for 12/6 from the staff and workers of Ropners, the first from the firm since the war broke out.

Tuesday 25th December 1917 – Find everything practically as usual in the town, even the cattle marched on, at the house we had a fine dinner provided and a tree, at night all got a present, I picked wallet, socks and cigarettes, a dance followed.

Thursday 27th December 1917 – Was one of 50 to go to Hill House and had a good time, we all got a small present from the lady of the house, Mrs Thornycroft, I got an ink bottle.

Friday 28th December 1917 – The whole of the patients and nurses to a social at St Leonards provided by the Girl Guides.

Monday 31st December 1917 – A whist drive tonight, I am a captain. This with refreshments and a few songs brought in the New Year, we finished off with dancing. There is a new APM come to Ayr who has interfered with us, restricting us to be in by the formal hour of 4pm unless out by special pass. The Matron got us permission to be out till 7pm tonight.