Item 02: Leslie William Sutherland diary, 1 January-13 December 1916 - Page 59

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22 April, 1916 Saturday

Revielle as per usual.

Went up like a lamb to the slaughter this morning & had a pretty gruelling time, the injections settled me for I couldn't stand the stuff & I went clean out to it a couple of times consequently he only drew three & I have to go again on Wednesday. Felt pretty ill all day, I was foolish to go so soon after the inoculation & I guess I wont be caught the next time.

Started the Pitch last night & secured a good spot to play on if only the niggers keep off it.

Horses went out as usual & Norm took out Pards lunch for I couldn't hold a bar let alone see the road.

Wrote letters & then turned in early 8 pm.


23 April, 1916 Sunday

Revielle as per usual

My phyg pretty sore this morning – had to go on duty up at H Q's with the bike, fooled around all day & made further arrangements for Tuesday, everything promises to go off OK so far experienced difficulty in raising a piano. Hal & I filled in our papers today & everything is OK this time thanks to Mr Smith.

Horses & men went out to the palms as usual, nothing to report from that centre. Weather is still warm & likely to be it registering 129° in the shade again today.

Camel Corps & Transport cleared out today for other destinations, Plague is supposed to have broken out at Assuit & members of the C.C. are in quarantine for a fortnight.

Bed at 10.10.

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