On Friday, the 4th of April, I received a telegram from Washington that I have to go by transport to the Philippine Islands.
On the 19th of August, I went to Corregidor fortress and stayed there overnight. The next day I returned to Manila and remained there until the 26th of August. On this day, with a marvellous sunset, I bid farewell to Manila and the Philippines. I sailed to Hong Kong on the ship Juen Sang. I had bought a boat ticket from Manila to Genova, Italy from a German shipper for 120 dollars.
[The Philippines-related portion of this diary resumes on April 4, 1916]
On the 5th of July, I began to work in the workshop, and was a foreman of the Japanese. I worked here until August 16th then left for Manila and lived in a hotel.
On the 3rd of April [July] I left Manila for Camp Stotsenburg in the north of Luzon Island, and found work at the H.M. Lut. Raibolt Construction Co.
On the 26th June my service duty was over, I received an excellent Army report and the next day received over 600 dollars in cash from the Paymaster.
On 8th of May, a number of my friends with whom I served left the Philippines, sailing on a transport steamboat towards America.
On the 5th of May, we were checked by the doctor and received permission to remain on the Philippine islands.
We arrived in Legazpi on Tuesday the 1st of May and sailed off in the afternoon and sailed into Manila on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o’clock of the 2nd of May, stayed overnight on the steamboat, on the second morning drove with a smaller steamboat over the Pasig river to the big Army post of Fort W. McKinley. We slept in tents overnight, but the next day some of us were put into the barracks.
We arrived in Iloilo on Sunday, the 30th April at 7 o’clock in the morning and sailed off in the afternoon.