Item 03: Walter V. Wright diary, 7 September 1916-23 March 1917 - Page 132

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had a church parade, had to get our equipment to bits and march out in an open field, and stand in Ice and snow for an hour, while the Padre told us what a good chap Jesus was Lord it was cold on the feet, the crowd soon got restless and forgot all about the service and there were mutterings and curses everywhere, spoken none too softly either., I think the old Padre got wise, anyhow he cut it short and let us go in. I have had the blankets wrapped

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