Friday (17 January 1919)

The Prince of Wales came to our billets at mess-time last evening – a slight, unassuming chap.  A shockingly dressed cook showed him round.  At midnight when I had started my broken night’s rest, it was further curtailed by the Sergt. Major waking me to ask if I should like to be in a river trip early tomorrow.

nlnzimage 1-1 002118-g prince of wales with russell & nz staff, jan 1919

[Image: Group portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales (left front) standing with Major General Andrew Russell and staff officers at the New Zealand Divisional Headquarters in Leverkusen during the occupation of Germany after World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Maitland (Jumbo) Wilson is in the centre behind them. Photograph taken January 1919 by Henry Armytage Sanders. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. Ref: 1/1-002118-G]