[Tuesday 25 January 1916]
We have a Welsh Cavalry Regiment near here, mounted on Bob-tailed Suffolk Punch sort of Chargers & the Tommies bump along, much to the amusement of our men on their long tailed Australian 'horses, which stand out above anything I have seen over here- notwithstanding the Patriots who gave all their buck jumping, bridle breaking rogues from each district. There should be no outlaws left in the back country at all now.
Today such a Blizzard & Khamsin, Darling Shower blew the sun was put out with sand
& with head down one bumped into others if one moved about & the water holes were filled with sand, teeth, eyes, ears & Tucker all sand- Much joy in the land of Camels