6 July 1915 - Leslie Payne promoted to Corporal at Shorncliffe
Five days later, on 6th July, Leslie Payne was also promoted to the rank of Corporal - the official confirmation came through in Part II Daily Orders on the following day, the 7th, and accordingly his pay was raised by an extra 10c. per day. It was on these two days, according to the War Diaries, that Nos. 7 & 8 Companies were busy moving the 29th and 31st Battalions and their equipment from Dibgate Camp to Lydd.