Jack's Diary

The diary of Sergeant Samuel John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Over 60, with a son 32 and a daughter 22. Retired on 26 October, 2007, after 37 years with the company. No matter, I've led an interesting life with much travel in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Region, and a little bit of Africa.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Loading Wagons, 1 April 1919

Wagon Park, Oisement.

Loading Water Carts, 1/4/19
3 February 2008. Found the annotated print for this one: Just pushing a water cart up on the trucks. They had to push them up this incline and along about 50 yards of trucks.

Trucks Loaded, 1/4/19

Photos of Cerisy

At the end of March, 1919, Jack took a number of photographs around the village of Cerisy, in Picardy, where he was billetted. He seemed to be fascinated by the village crosses, of which you can see an example above.
3 February 2008: I found some more of Jack's prints of these images, and on the back of this one he says: One of the many crucifixes in the village. Every time a person dies in the village, they put a wooden cross in the iron enclosure at the foot. More snaps to follow soon.

Cerisy, 31/3/19
According to Jack's notes, a wooden cross is placed at the base of the cross every time a villager dies.

Cerisy, 2/4/19

One of the streets in the village.

Main Street, Cerisy

3 February 2008: Found the annotated print for this one, too: Main street at Cerisy. Some street, isn't it? No wonder we go dull eh.

I wonder what Cerisy-Buleux looks like today?