Farewell Dinner

Extracts from Pte Whitmore’s Diary 


Farewell Dinner May 28th 1915

? ? Officers & Men ?


Left Sutton June 24th 1915 to go under canvas Hensley Camp Leyburn, North Yorkshire.

“Kitcheners Birthday”, A.S.C., W.L.T. Gloucesters, ‘A, M, Coys’, ‘Pioneers’, & Lonsdale Borderers.


Left Hensley Camp Leyburn 28th July 1915, up all night Tuesday packing, arrived at Hornsea Range, Wednesday afternoon.

On the Shooting Range from 5am till 8pm some days.


Visited Hull Saturday July 31st 1915.

Left Hornsea 1st August, Bank Holiday, with 5 men for Hensley Camp to collect baggage.

Left Hensley for Codford Camp Aug 10th 1915 started 1pm arrived 1pm Codford Station 3 miles march to camp. Battalion……


 ……there are some pages missing here.

When the diary continues, William is in France.