Friday 11th May 1917

(Our tenth wedding anniversary.)

Many happy returns!  It is very hard to realise that we have been married for ten years, and here I am off to fight Germans with a lot of boys.

8 p.m.  In bed.  The Southern Cross will apparently remain visible until we pass the equator.  The moon is waning for the second time during our voyage but the black bulks of the other ships can be made out prowling in the starlight.  Good night.