Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 23

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March 1917
Shifted camp again into a more sheltered position. There was a Brigade muster parade in the afternoon. & the troops were lectured about taking the natives fowls, crops etc. Offenders to be strictly dealt with etc.

Tuesday 13th
Took the camels to water. Each camel takes ½ an hr. It is a long job & takes fully ½ a day. Drew the rations in the afternoon & afterwards took some camels to the 22nd Bgde First line

Wednesday 14th
Had an easy day. 2 Turkish planes were about nearly all the morning & were heavily fired on. It is getting quiet common now that hardly any notice is take of them at all.

Thursday 15th
Went round the regiments & collected all the waste horse feed. In the afternoon drew the rations An Australian mail arrived. I got 3 letters. Got paid today

Friday 16th
orderly to day.

Saturday 17th
Went out with the camels grazing. They are getting very little work now & are making up condition

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