Terrell, Frederick Leopold – August 1918
Reported at Barracks & received very little satisfaction and could not even get Railway warrant to Sth Australia saw a Q M G & received orders to report tomorrow at Spencers street station No 9 Plat at 3.15 PM.
3.15 PM. No 9 Platform Left Melbourne at 6.15 PM at last after a lot of muddling about every thing done on train to make us comfortable arrived at Balarat in time for a late tea which was provided by the red cross society.
Arrived in Adelaide & saw my people for the first time for 3 years & 6 months then proceeded to Keswick Barracks where I had same trouble as in Melbourne receiving 14 days leave until they found out particulars regarding me now 3 P.M.
Had a real day home the first for a long long time. Had my dear girl with me and life still seems to have something in it worth living for after all.
had a queer experience last night almost getting bushed. Spent all day lolling about.
helped Dad all the morning and on the whole spent a fair day
Went to Clarendon at 8 AM arrived back at Went into the city on coach at 5 P.M arrived at Uncle Lionels at 8 PM after little experiences such as going too far in the tram & almost getting caught by the inspectors for travelling without tickets
Left Ashbrook Avenue at 11 AM & went into city met Clara at 1.30 PM & went to the trench comforts meeting in the evening went out to NTH Adelaide got home & into bed at 12 MIDnight
Went to Largs & then to Granmothers saw Aunt Grace & got the usual reception.
Saw all Uncle Arthurs people and did not arrive home until 12.30 AM I am afraid I am becoming a night owl.
Left Alberton at 8.55 AM and did my shopping in town & caught 1.24 train for Blackwood, real nice weather arrived home at 5.30 PM feeling very tired stayed the night at Claras place Bed at 12.10 AM
After a nice peaceful nights sleep turned out at 8.20 AM. get cleaned and had breakfast
Left Cherry at 5.10 PM by coach for Adelaide arrived out at Ashbrook Avenue at 8 PM with Clara had tea, and had enjoyable evening left to go home with Clara at 11 PM was driven in, in Lionels car
Received my discharge today & things are not satisfactory at all, reported at Naval Depot at 2.30 PM to Commander Burford and stated my case full particulars were taken & my case is to be investigated through Commander Bracegirdle. re my application for Artificer 5th Class
Reported pay office at 10.30 AM
Diary of Frederick Leopold Terrell