The first Christmas

December 7, 1918

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

Sat. Dec. 7th AOC working party. Canteen rigged up in corner of hut. Made OC bed & table. Issue 25 cigs, 1 oz baccy, 2 boxed matches (Army), 100 cigs, 4 boxes matches (Queen Alexandra’s Gift Fund). Rum issue 2 tots.