April 2nd 17
Dear old Mater,
Must send you a few lines now that opportunity offers. We have not had much time for writing of late, in fact have had a very strenuous, & dirty, tho' exciting time.
They managed to get a mail through to us last night. I got a letter from you, one from Phyllis, a photo of Wilma from Syd. also the parcel which was sent back to Aust. & one from Tasmania. Sorry to hear of your bad knee & hope it is well again now.
No doubt you have read something of our doings here during last week. But I will tell you what I
rember can of it from memory.
We left Abu Shunnai on Sunday 25/4/17 at 2 a.m. & marched towards Gaza. Reached Belah at about noon
on Monday & camped. Thousands of infantry, Light Horse, Cavalry, camel corps, artillery, transports, red cross carts etc. all on the march presented a wonderful spectacle. (when one could see through the dust)