Item 02: Sydney B. Young war diary, 24 July-14 October 1916 - Page 63

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this morning at 9.0 a.m. to reinforce some of the battalions in action. They marched away to "So-long Letty" without any ceremony save a parting cheer.

We then went down to Amesbury where a collection was being made for the Star and Garter home for disabled soldiers. We also saw a lot of german prisoners being marched to a camp. Among them were two of the Prussian Guard. They looked insolently happy and carefree. They were marched to Rolleston where they were placed in a camp surrounded by barb wire entanglements.

During the night 5000 Australian troops of Reinforcements left camp for france. Received

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