Click here for entry for Wednesday 14th July (cont.) – Monday 19th July 1943
Tuesday July 20
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
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
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
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.
Saturday July 24
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
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