February 16th, 1917

Reported to Capt. Stanley at War Office Annexe, Temple Gardens.  Instructed to proceed to Borden Camp – arrived about 3.30 and reported to Adjutant. There are about 1000 men and 30 officers here. The men are usually sent to France after three weeks here – as a big part of this time is taken up in fitting out the men, vaccination etc. the standard of drill is very poor. Very few of the officers have had military experience and are nearly all glorious in brand new war kit. We occupy quarters in Guadalope Barracks and also the house of the O.C. in Martinique Barracks.

Lismer and Colcutt whom I knew at Croydon are here and go out on Sunday with the 332nd Co.

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February 16th, 1917

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