The first Christmas

December 6, 1918

Excerpts from the diary of Green Howards soldier, Stanley Harrison, spanning Armistice day 1918 to the first peacetime Christmas for four years.

Dec. 6th. Reveille 4 a.m. Disembarked at 6 a.m. in darkness. Goodbye to ship life. Glad to get off. Grand R see of blankets. Terribly cold morning. Taken to billets. R.M.L.I. not as good as RE huts. 3 fires, scrounging wood. Rations (R.M.L.I.) very good. Better dinner today than we had for ages. Canteen opened. Cig issue saved situation. Things improving. Supper of fried biscuits.

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