Arrived Durham after 5am got the train home at 6.20. When I got home, all in bed so had them to knock up. I was not able to let them know by telegram that I was coming as I landed unawares.
Went to Darlington to meet my brother coming home, brought him around by Durham where we had a trap waiting and reached home about 1.15 in the morning.
This book too small and bulky continued in another diary of more convenient shape.
Continuation commencing Aug 29th/17
463163 Sergt. T. Rowlandson 50th Divl Sig Coy RE 50th Divl Hdqrs
T. Rowlandson, 5 Albert St., Willington, Durham
Left home about 10.15pm with a trap to catch express at Durham 11.19pm. Good company the whole journey
Arrived Kings X 5.50am Had breakfast and a good wash at the YMCA then crossed to St. Pancras and caught a train at 7.40 for Napsbury arriving there 8.33am. Saw my brother in hospital there and had two hours talk with him. Came out, had dinner and left again at 2.10pm. Reported at Victoria but no leave trains were running that day so I got a bed in the Salvation Army Hostel, Belgium Road. At night had a good trip around London.
Got up 5am left Victoria 5.45 arriving Folkestone about 2 hrs later. Taken to billets until following day. Had a look out onto sea front.
 463164 Corpl. J.R. Rowlandson, Napsbury War Hospital, St. Albans, Herts.