Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 25

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was only one boy near without his boots on, but he was too much occupied with his own fears to try and get the hat and I overheard someone saying that the next minute or so this same chap would be calling the one who lost his hat 'brother.' The remark had the desired effect and the hat was at once rescued.

Owing to the rough weather and the almost universal indisposition on board most of have not shaven since leaving port so you can well guess what 'Australia' looks like on A.229.

I forgot to note that the Governor-General of Australia came through our transport the day we embarked and addressed us in our

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