Diary, June 30-July 6, 1918
June 30- Sunday. rest day- spent morning bathing & cleaning up. and afternoon at aviation field.
July 1. Mon. this morn we rolled packs and moved to Gorenflos and from there to Bussus where the 2nd Bat is and our sig. school is being conducted. Celebrated Pruitts Birthday this evening.
July 2 - Tue commenced school this morning. I am at present in the A class. got letter from Ray at Okla. city & Pearl Smith. got a good bed fixed now. Had to wear tin hats & full equipment all day.
July 3 - Wed. continuing the school. weather fine. dressing cool today.
July 4 gun inspection this morning. Went to Gorenflos this afternoon. Saw Baum- he is quaranteened for mumps. got stationary a couple drinks and came home. men shooting good am. all day. English Band played here in Bussus. 131 & 32 went with Australains on a hell of a drive - guns roaring frightfully all day and nite until I went to sleep. Loyd George spoke close here.
July 5 - quaranteened for scarlet fever. Moved to a grove where school is held. spent most all day getting settled. we are under a fine tree. [perhaps added later] Mitten, Pruitt & I
July 6 continuing school today - no one sick - Had Battallion parade this evening for the benefit of 3 English officers. was comical - First dress parade in France. quite a few missed nite school.