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Grandad's WWII Diary

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

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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.

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 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

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