Wednesday September 2
Medical inspection graded B.2. Getting teeth remodelled and one filled.
Thursday September 3
Fitting for teeth – usual treatment.
Friday September 4
Received teeth – disappointed with them – not as good as previous set. Decided to visit Tel Aviv tomorrow with W Morris.
Saturday September 5
W Morris and I left camp 10.30AM. Detoured around guard on bridge – caught bus 12.15PM arrive at Tel Aviv at 2.15PM. Very modern city. Beautifully clean. Different to all in surrounding area. Marvellous beach & promenade – looked around city then swam and sat on desk chairs. Shops closed until 4PM – Jewish Sunday. Enormous crowd gathered on street at night – like Xmas Eve at home. Saw “Meet John Doe” at last session then slept at King Soloman Hotel.
Sunday September 6
Walked through streets on Sunday – bought snaps and swam, catching bus at 2.30PM. Was not missed at camp.
Monday September 7
Usual parades, treatment & swimming. Another Naafi concert at night.
Tuesday September 8
Note – this entry and the next is almost word for word exactly the same as the ones for Monday August 31st & Tuesday September 1st – I suspect he was catching up in his diary and transposed some entries.
Parades in morning & M.O. Inspection. Grade B.2. Visited Haifa buying Marg’s dressing gown – blue padded silk garment – looks rather nice, only spent 3 hours in city.
Wednesday September 9
Parades & wrote during day. Leg a little easier. Pictures at night.
There is a William Morris listed in the cenotaph database who served in the 23rd Battalion so this is possibly the person my Grandfather is referring to.