Seeing the draft off

Sydney Spencer said goodbye to some of the soldiers he had trained, off to the front lines, wile yet again, he remained behind.

August 16, 1916
I go to Ripon, & return late to see draft off. Sleep in waiting room with Archdale & return Ripon by 7 am train on 17th.

Diary of Sydney Spencer of Cookham (D/EX801/12)

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