Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 60

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to pulp 3 planes were brought down near here.

Thursday 18th Oct.
Last night rain set in & fell steadily all night making everything awfully muddy This morning was bright & clear I went to see the 35th Bn They have been badly cut up They went "over the Top" reached their objective but had to come back. Couldn't hold it, & suffered Terribly. Poor old Cadell, Amphlett were killed Arnie I am told was wounded on the 12th. All the 9th Bde. suffered terribly

Friday 19th Oct.
Nothing of importance today. The usual bombing raid was over tonight but we escaped.

Saturday 20th
Our men are have been up in farming area on railways relieving

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