Training

May 23, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Fired 5 shots on rifle range today. No hits but close.

Got a letter from Ruth.

Threw hand grenades.

The food is still very poor. I hope it gets better. Asked Sgt. Haley to put me on K.P. so I could eat more.”


As seen yesterday and today, Robert’s training with the British Army had begun. “Period A” training was planned to last about one month, and according to a training schedule created by the British, Robert and the 35th Division would be in Period A training until June 24 and then move to Period B until July 24.

As we’ll learn in the next few weeks, the training program was experiencing growing pains, just as you might think given the chaos that surrounded their creation.


Where was Robert today? See the timeline.

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