Jack's Diary

The diary of Sergeant Samuel John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Over 60, with a son 32 and a daughter 22. Retired on 26 October, 2007, after 37 years with the company. No matter, I've led an interesting life with much travel in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Region, and a little bit of Africa.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Page 4 - August 15th

Thursday Aug 15th dawned very nice & at 8 am we arose & wandered down from our hard bed, to breakfast. At 9 o'clock we started practice & had a very nice morning. After dinner we had another practice & then tea. After tea we played a few tunes for the boys & then Lt. Bauhman & Lewis arranged a concert so the Band played a couple (of) tunes & a Quartette & I played 'The lost chord'. As usual the lofty visit of the Hun was paid but no damage done.

Tuesday Aug 15th saw me awake to the sounds of galahs and Mum moving about, collecting the morning paper. Another cold morning. Took Mum downtown for a bit of shopping, and met up with one of my teachers from Toowoomba State High from 43-44 years ago. Active, but looking very frail. He was also a neighbour and school friend (Brisbane State High) of Mum back around 1938. Both lived in Cleveland (Raby Bay) at the time.

I looked up Lt. Bauhman (will all sorts of possibile spellings) in the National Archives, but to no avail. Too many hits for 'Lewis' to identify. Will try the Australian War Memorial website as well.


Blogger Snail said...

The AWM web site is an excellent resource, Geoff.

I must get up to Canberra at some time to have a look at the Memorial itself. As a museum junkie, I'm surprised I haven't been there already. (Well, there's the problem of having to spend time in Canberra ...)

4:33 pm, August 15, 2006  

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