Friday, December 31, 2004
On New Year's Eve, the men received the first of three anti-typhoid innoculations. On a medical history sheet compiled at around this time, Leslie Payne stated that he had previously been vaccinated in 1900, presumably against smallpox. Of course, his grandfather Henry Payne (1842-1907) had been Vaccination Officer for the Borough of Derby, and would have made sure that all members of the family received their jabs. The form also gives Leslie's weight as 183 lbs.