Read today's entry from Harry Gissing's 1914-18 war diaries

January 11, 1918

Spent the morning in the hotel and met C. Price at 2 o’clock at Euston.Then had a busy time. First had lunch, paid my bill at the hotel, took a taxi to Horse-ferry Road and got the remainder of my kit, then on to Wilton Hotel at Victoria where we booked a room for the night. I then ran out to Notting Hill Gate to say good-bye, had tea there and met C.P. again at Piccadilly at 7 p.m. Had dinner at the Popular and then went to see Zig-Zag at the London Hippodrome.

It was a Revue in which George Robey was the chief item. Walked home to Victoria and on my way had some tea and cake at a street coffee stall, the first time I had visited one. ‘Twas an interesting experience as the crowd round these stalls after midnight is rather a mixed and interesting one. Packed my kit and fixed up my uniform to be posted in the morning so that I could get it if I return to London. Went to bed about 1.30.


Discuss "Harry Gissing’s 1914-18 war diaries"

Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.