Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 85

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Deaths in England

Unfortunately the climatic conditions of England are unsuitable & far too severe for the Australian troops. In our camp alone at Westham & [indecipherable] the average rate per day of deaths is two, due mostly to pneumonia & meningitis. While at the training camps were conditions of camp life are far worse than here the deaths amount to a far larger proportion, and I believe the average rate of deaths per day throughout all camps in England amount to about 20.

All the corpses are buried in the beautiful burial grounds of [indecipherable]

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