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27th Nov

Weather sill unsettled. Left dugout at 4.15 for Perth Station to collect

and load stores, got wet to waist in Rich Alley- climbed parapet halfway

down Rich Alley. Walked about until 8 p.m. Left guard with stores. Started 

for Lala Baba with party- fell in trench 8 feet deep- strained my back

took about 12 men to get me out. Nearly got stuck in mud at Brigade H.Q's.

Everywhere seemed like miniature lakes. Weather very cold and drizzling

rain. Waited (at) Well 16 for C.O. for about 1 hour- nearly starved. Met

Brigade Major who took Battalion to sand dunes. No shelter, food or fire.

Laid down behind a bush, it rained hard, then froze and also snowed. At

about 2 a.m. I found Sergeant R, and 4 cooks with a fire and got warmer.

28th Nov

Strong wind. Froze all day and snowed at the same time, felt most

miserable. Fires could not be made for cooking- about 12 men found frozen

to death. My eyes were bad could not see. (Diagnosed as Conjuctivitis).

29th Nov

7 a.m. Sergeant Jones (Bagillt) took me to hospital. Eyes got a lot better.

Gave me wet blankets to sleep in- stayed in cold tent all night. Still

very frosty all the while.

30th Nov

Lay in tent all day- sent to hospital ship 'Galeka' about 8 p.m. Confined

to bed.

1st- 2nd- 3rd and 4th Dec.

Sailed for Mudros about 7 a.m. Arrived Alexandria about mid-day 4th

December. Sent to number 17 General Hospital in motor about 4 p.m.

5th Dec. Sunday

Sent cable home.

6th Dec.

Sent letter home.

7th Dec.

Sent letter home.

18th Dec.

Am told our Division went through here to Cairo today except our Brigade

who are to follow on. Sketched a landscape in book for Sister A.P. Yates

today and all in our ward signed underneath:- Barker 1/1 Herefords, Harvey

5th Connaughts. Seillo 1/4 Welsh. Tate 6th Australian Contingent. Bourne

6th North Lancs.

                                               -18-

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27th Nov

Weather sill unsettled. Left dugout at 4.15 for Perth Station to collect

and load stores, got wet to waist in Rich Alley- climbed parapet halfway

down Rich Alley. Walked about until 8 p.m. Left guard with stores. Started 

for Lala Baba with party- fell in trench 8 feet deep- strained my back

took about 12 men to get me out. Nearly got stuck in mud at Brigade H.Q's.

Everywhere seemed like miniature lakes. Weather very cold and drizzling

rain. Waited (at) Well 16 for C.O. for about 1 hour- nearly starved. Met

Brigade Major who took Battalion to sand dunes. No shelter, food or fire.

Laid down behind a bush, it rained hard, then froze and also snowed. At

about 2 a.m. I found Sergeant R, and 4 cooks with a fire and got warmer.

28th Nov

Strong wind. Froze all day and snowed at the same time, felt most

miserable. Fires could not be made for cooking- about 12 men found frozen

to death. My eyes were bad could not see. (Diagnosed as Conjuctivitis).

29th Nov

7 a.m. Sergeant Jones (Bagillt) took me to hospital. Eyes got a lot better.

Gave me wet blankets to sleep in- stayed in cold tent all night. Still

very frosty all the while.

30th Nov

Lay in tent all day- sent to hospital ship 'Galeka' about 8 p.m. Confined

to bed.

1st- 2nd- 3rd and 4th Dec.

Sailed for Mudros about 7 a.m. Arrived Alexandria about mid-day 4th

December. Sent to number 17 General Hospital in motor about 4 p.m.

5th Dec. Sunday

Sent cable home.

6th Dec.

Sent letter home.

7th Dec.

Sent letter home.

18th Dec.

Am told our Division went through here to Cairo today except our Brigade

who are to follow on. Sketched a landscape in book for Sister A.P. Yates

today and all in our ward signed underneath:- Barker 1/1 Herefords, Harvey

5th Connaughts. Seillo 1/4 Welsh. Tate 6th Australian Contingent. Bourne

6th North Lancs.

                                               -18-


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  • June 8, 2017 21:12:06 Annick Rodriguez

    27th Nov

    Weather sill unsettled. Left dugout at 4.15 for Perth Station to collect

    and load stores, got wet to waist in Rich Alley- climbed parapet halfway

    down Rich Alley. Walked about until 8 p.m. Left guard with stores. Started 

    for Lala Baba with party- fell in trench 8 feet deep- strained my back

    took about 12 men to get me out. Nearly got stuck in mud at Brigade H.Q's.

    Everywhere seemed like miniature lakes. Weather very cold and drizzling

    rain. Waited (at) Well 16 for C.O. for about 1 hour- nearly starved. Met

    Brigade Major who took Battalion to sand dunes. No shelter, food or fire.

    Laid down behind a bush, it rained hard, then froze and also snowed. At

    about 2 a.m. I found Sergeant R, and 4 cooks with a fire and got warmer.

    28th Nov

    Strong wind. Froze all day and snowed at the same time, felt most

    miserable. Fires could not be made for cooking- about 12 men found frozen

    to death. My eyes were bad could not see. (Diagnosed as Conjuctivitis).

    29th Nov

    7 a.m. Sergeant Jones (Bagillt) took me to hospital. Eyes got a lot better.

    Gave me wet blankets to sleep in- stayed in cold tent all night. Still

    very frosty all the while.

    30th Nov

    Lay in tent all day- sent to hospital ship 'Galeka' about 8 p.m. Confined

    to bed.

    1st- 2nd- 3rd and 4th Dec.

    Sailed for Mudros about 7 a.m. Arrived Alexandria about mid-day 4th

    December. Sent to number 17 General Hospital in motor about 4 p.m.

    5th Dec. Sunday

    Sent cable home.

    6th Dec.

    Sent letter home.

    7th Dec.

    Sent letter home.

    18th Dec.

    Am told our Division went through here to Cairo today except our Brigade

    who are to follow on. Sketched a landscape in book for Sister A.P. Yates

    today and all in our ward signed underneath:- Barker 1/1 Herefords, Harvey

    5th Connaughts. Seillo 1/4 Welsh. Tate 6th Australian Contingent. Bourne

    6th North Lancs.

                                                   -18-

  • June 8, 2017 18:43:14 Annick Rodriguez

    27th Nov

    Weather sill unsettled. Left dugout at 4.15 for Perth Station to collect

    and load stores, got wet to waist in Rich Alley- climbed parapet halfway

    down Rich Alley. Walked about until 8 p.m. Left guard with stores. Started 

    for Lala Baba with party- fell in trench 8 feet deep- strained my back

    took about 12 men to get me out. Nearly got stuck in mud at Brigade H.Q's.

    Everywhere seemed like miniature lakes. Weather very cold and drizzling

    rain. Waited (at) Well 16 for C.O. for about 1 hour- nearly starved. Met

    Brigade Major who took Battalion to sand dunes. No shelter, food or fire.

    Laid down behind a bush, it rained hard, then froze and also snowed. At

    about 2 a.m. I found Sergeant R, and 4 cooks with a fire and got warmer.



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