Typical Day on the Front

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Typical Day on the Front

By: Lori Williamson | WW1 Daybook | June 9, 2018

This entry depicts an average day in the life of a soldier. Most of the time it was a lot of sitting around and small excitements to make the days go by. The only thing of note that happened to Fraser today was that he saw some cute girls at the Y in the evening; otherwise it was a very uneventful day.


Rain in morn. Did some more packing. 5 Harrow sisters were at the "Y" in the evening were fair.

Citation: William K Fraser Diary. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota. P1943