Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 43

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This same chap is very friendly when speaking to us, and keeps patting Allen or me on the shoulder & knee to inforess his words ; he seems a bit countrified, but is delighted with the trip, and on one occasion exclaimed, with gusto, "I never et so much in my life".

There is another 'bird' down in our mess-room a real 'pommy' with a voice that can be heard everywhere, He is evidently a born worker for besides his ordinary duties he & his mate (Bottle & Murphy by names) have arranged for a small consideration to act as mess orderlies for their table all the trip . He also shaves & cleans boots for 1/- he takes in washing from

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