J. O. M. Ashley 1919 Diary January 24th-27th

Friday 24th January 1919

Salisbury – London

Last day of the BC’s course and a very fine one too.  All the ?Busses? etc rush home and all succeed in catching the 2.40pm train from Salisbury.

Spend the night with the E. go to the Empress Rooms after dinner.

Saturday 25th January 1919

London – Teddington

Return home in the afternoon.

Sunday 26th January 1919


Go up to dinner with the E. and forget what time the last Richmond train leaves Earl’s Court consequently.

Monday 27th January 1919

Teddington – Lydd

Catch 1am train from Waterloo – the one train of the day that does not stop at Hampton Wick!

Pack etc and go up to Waterloo on the return journey to Lydd at 2.40.  This time succeed in catching the 4.30 from Charing X with 3/4 hr. to spare.

Arrive at my destination on a very unpleasant evening, blowing and raining hard: but am cheered by being told to go to the RA and RE Mess.  The best in the camp and established since the eighteen eighties.


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