William Keith Gillies diary, 22 March 1916-30 September 1917 - Page 204

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July 1917
of heavy bridge calculated to carry 12 tons with safety.
In the afternoon we had played a holiday the 14th F.C. football (Australian Rules) but unfortunately lost. At about 1 PM to-day the 5th Div. Pioneer Battalion came into Corbie & took up their billets here, probably in order to take a course in Pontoon bridging, which I understand, General Hobbs has advised Very heavy rain fell during the night accompanied by heavy thunder & lightning.
8th Sunday After the 9 o'clock parade this morning we were free for the rest of the day. I had a glorious feed of cherries this afternoon.

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