Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)
Got a letter from Gen Monash advising my return to France on 27th if I wished to go into the line with my Div. Called at A.I.F. & wired my intention of returning to Corps. spent a pleasant evening at Sandovers. Sept. 25th Fine day. In morning to A.I.F. said good by to Gens Griffith & Howse. saw Col. Newmarch & Gen. Ryan there then called on Sir Newton Moore & Mr. Connolly. Also called at Aust Red Cross at 36 Grosvenor Place. met Cols. Murdoch and Haywood. also said good by to Mrs Wisdom. Saw young Mayhew in Afternoon about his failure to pass at St. Johns Wood School. Saw Sandover about it in the evening. Approved ? Mayhew going to Infantry School & informed Griffith. Sept. 26. Fine day. In morning with my Sister Clara to see my poor old Father at New Malden found him very comfortable. he was so delighted to see me & his mind was quite clear & lucid while I was with him. he is very ill though (sic- through) sheer old age & I doubt if I shall see him again. Clara returned to lunch at Richmond with me. In Evening attended City of London National Guard Freemason Lodge (Lord Major W. M.) at Connaught Row? ? Queen St. London. Sir Newton Moore also attended. I stayed at the Banquet got home to Richmond a little after 11 p.m. after a very pleasant evening Sept. 27th Fine day. 64.