17 March 1918

March 17  Sunday.  St Patrick’s day
Said Goodbye – Au revoir to Dad on St Denys station.  My last words were ‹Will see you in two months time›  What hopes?!?  Got a room at a YMCA place near Victoria.  Norton wasn’t at S. African Club – so went to see the Pracys.  Heard that Buff was likely be called up.