Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 59

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July 1917
friends. We put in a couple of hours together & talked Dorrigo for some time. Also visited Mrs Warner & had morning tea with her & quite a long talk. Promised to return another day. Went to see a friend of Arthur Gurney's at the Nazrich Hospital. She is a VAD Nurse there & is a nice girl. We did not stay long as she was busy, but promised to return. In the afternoon we had a bit of a sleep & later got our passes altered to allow us to visit Alexandria.

We caught the 11.30 train Friday night & got to Alex shortly after daylight Saturday morning & went to the Windsor Hotel overlooking the sea. Got in another couple of hours rest before breakfast & after we went out to Chatby les Bains for a swim. The water was very heavy & the surf dangerous, so we didn't stay long in the water. After our swim we called on Mrs Avgerinos & promised to call again after dinner & take the girls to the races. We got a car & had a nice drive out to the Sporting Clubs grounds & had a great afternoon. We picked several winners

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