//
you're reading...
Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 20th July – Sunday 25th June 1943

july-20-25

Click here for entry for Wednesday 14th July (cont.) – Monday 19th July 1943

Tuesday July 20

Day 835

Got parcels ready in case I see Meaty*.  Swimming in afternoon returning early then acting as Pall-Bearer for Maori Boy.  Small walk in cool of evening.

Wednesday July 21

Day 836

In morning told could go on ??? party then trip cancelled – gave ??? to one of the other boys for Meaty.  No swimming today.  Short walk early evening.

Thursday July 22

Day 837

Today sent parcels to Mum & Marg**.  In afternoon received mail from N.Z. written end of May.  Swim during afternoon.  Filling in evening playing cards.

Friday July 23

Day 838

Change of guard personnel – fit men returned to base – graded men from Helwen ??? taking their places.  Received another needle for typhus – second one – ??? getting stronger each injection.  Did not go swiming playing cards instead.

p2573_p_v8_aa

 Saturday July 24

Day 839

Another ordinary day swimming etc.  In evening pictures at Conv.  Depot :-  “The Male Animal” starring Henry Fonda – really good show.  On returning went on duty.

 Sunday July 25

Day 840

Another usual day – swimming then began on letters in evening.

* Meaty – I believe “Meaty” refers to Captain Garnet(t) Meatyard.   With my grandfather having been raised in the port town of Lyttelton and his father having been captain of a ship, its very likely Captain Meatyard was an old friend and was likely a senior officer on a ship at the time.

** Marg was his girlfriend who he married after returning from the war and was my grandmother

Advertisements

About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,414 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Borobudur - 10th century Buddhist temple on the #Indonesian island of #Java
.
.
#indonesia #stupa #religion #history #asia #travel #travelphotography #holiday #vacation #borobudur Amazing desserts #cruise #food .
.
#foodporn #foodphotography #princesscruiseline #seaprincess #cruise #holiday #vacation #travel #travelphotography Fantastic experience seeing Komodo Dragons in the wild #komodonationalpark #indonesia
.
.
#travel #wildlife #komododragon #reptile #travelphotography #asia #lizard #komodo Loved watching the rays @seaworldaus .
.
#stingrays #fish #wildlife #ocean #sea #travel #travelphotography #seaworld Winnie wonders if this is her best side?  #dog #dachshund .
.
#dogsofinsta #dachshundsofinstagram #sausagedog #dogs #winnie #cute #doglet @dachshundsinparadise As I walked along the beach at lunch time I wondered why I don't do this more often.  As I sat at my desk this afternoon and the sand chaffed my toes, I remembered why. #surfersparadise #goldcoast .
.
#australian #beach #sand #travel #holiday #vacation She is hilarious - this is her "waiting for the humans to leave for work" pose.  Once we have gone she dashes to see if she can get into bed with Grandma. #dog #dachshund .
.
#dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #cute #winnie #sausagedog #dogsofinsta Winnie enjoying her pupcake at the @dachshundsinparadise #RSPCA fundraiser today #dog .
.
#dogs #cake #pupcake #dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #yum Winnie is beside herself with excitement over meeting her new Grandad for the first time today #dog #dachshund .
.
#dachshundsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #cute #sleep #sleepy #dogs

Most Viewed Posts

%d bloggers like this: