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Thursday 21 December 1916Col. Fuller at Magerbra today with Major Beith distributing Articles purchased for men to-day.A very large consignment of Private parcels are arriving for the Men from Aus. & the contents will be a suprise & a pleasure to us all.
Friday 22 December 1916Official news through that our Force including British Infantry have taken Al Arish & occupied a position 6 miles further in. Very little opposition on part of Enemy.Three troops under Major Anderson out to Rucisat & Zagadan this morning. Report all Clear. Col. Fuller out also to Rucisat & returned at midday.Capt. Woods, Vet. Brigade Officer, over here to lunch.Pay day for Regiment to-day.
Saturday 23 December 1916Col. Fuller left for Brigade this morning with Tooth & Lomax.Sig. Corp. Marsh up before the Col. for neglect of duty.A large consignment of Parcels arrived last evening from Aus. & were distributed to-day.Col. Fuller returned from Hasinaya at 6 p.m.The Camel Corps circled around Al Arish for a distance of 6 miles whilst the Infantry took the Frontal Attack & the Anzac M. Div. were on the Southern Flank. Not a shot was fired & our Troops now occupy positions recently evacuated by the Turks.Every precaution was taken to prevent a suprise & in the event of a severe scrap the Authorities were prepared for the removal of Wounded. A number of Hospital Trains were waiting, & many Field Hospitals were erected to cope with any emergency.
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