23 Dec 1941. R. E. Jones Wartime diary
Ordered to move 9AM & found new position on top floor Stanley Dance Hall commanding same outlook. 11.30AM shelled out & our poor old stewpot was shattered & the contents lost. Returned pm & occupied the dance floor itself. (Lyle ((probably John Lyle)) & McGrath ((probably G. W. McGrath)) wounded during a.m. shelling)
All quiet during the night.
Four R.E.s swam from Repulse Bay to Stanley Village 9PM.