We have been paid, vouchered, ticketed, and the rest of it, and it only remains to make port and sit for 18 hours or so in the Main Trunk train.
As an appropriate nuncio, “Pig Island” has sent out to meet, greet and delay us, a snorting southerly “buster”, into the teeth of which we have been driving for the past twelve hours.
Since we were paid a couple of days ago, the amount and intensity of gambling going on all over the ship, despite stringent orders, has been astonishing.
[Images below: the two-sided “Casualty Form – Active Service” for Gunner Godfrey Lincoln Lee, recording key dates in his wartime service. Army bureaucracy at its best!]