Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 102

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February 1918
received word of cousin Wills death & wanted me to send what particulars I could gather. I had already written about a month previously, but as a mail to England was torpedoed about that time I wrote again. I was lucky to meet a cadet at the School of Instruction who is out of Will's battalion. He was in the same action Will was killed in & told me how he got killed. It was in a counter attack by the Turks on a ridge called Nebi Samwel (Samuel's Tomb)[Neba Samwil] 5 miles N.N.E. of Jerusalem. He was shot through the head while on the Lewis Gun & was killed instantly.
Had dinner with RQMS at Rossmore house. He is going to England on 3 weeks leave. Another Sergeant, Milner is also going by the same boat. We went to the pictures at night. The Colonel was in the office on Tuesday. I showed him my work & Capt Hall gave me a good

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