Item 03: John Duncan McRae diary, 10 February-6 May 1917 - Page 30

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In the afternoon, a mass parade of all hands, including cooks etc, was called & this was followed by a medical inspection & a kit inspection.

Mch 10

Route march as usual in morning. The roads were very muddy & we were thoroughly coated with mud & clay. Alan was a bit tired in the afternoon so I went for a long walk through Shrewton & Oncheston & out into the fields beyond & must have covered about 8 miles between lunch time & bed-time. I had tea in a small old-fashioned house in Shrewton at the cost of 10d. I noticed that the lady only charged the other lads 9d & came to the conclusion that the extra tariff was put on me because I put some sugar on my bread & butter. When I get back to Australia, as perhaps I may, I will be able to "pinch" sugar without

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