Autograph book collected by M Wheatcroft, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, during her service in France, 1917-1918
This book, which includes some photographs and drawings, includes verses and dedications written by soldiers on the Western Front, including 'Tommy's Fun' by W J Charles 15th Battalion The Welsh Regiment:
'6.30 am Reveille " Christians Awake"
6.45 am Rouse Parade "Art Thou Weary?"
7 am Breakfast "Meekly Wait and Murmur Not"
8.15 am Comfy Officer's Parade "When He Cometh"
9.45 Manovers "Fight the Good Fight"
11.15 am Swedish Drill "Here We Suffer Grief and Pain"
1 pm Dinner "Come he thankful people come"
2.15 pm Rifle Drill For Labour -?
3.15 pm Lecture by Officer's "Tell me the old, old story"
4.30 pm Dismiss "Praise God from whom all blessings flow"
5 pm Tea "What means this eager -? throne"
6 pm Free for the night "Oh Lord how happy we shall be"
10 pm Last -? "All are safely gathered in"
10.15 pm Lights out "Peace, perfect peace"
10.30 pm Inspection of guards "Sleep on beloved".'
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