State Library of NSW
Friday 27 July 1917
We made a success of an ambush last night.
[The following paragraph crossed through.]Put men in an old MUD HUT, & waited Johnny's arrival. Single scouts were allowed to pass then the Officer was shot dead, 1 prisoner taken, 1 wounded & 2 horses shot. Turk put up a good fight, firing his revolver till finished. I was not actually in the Hut but in support.
Out 24 hours & got home very tired. Shift Camp in the morning. Jim Ayre went Cairo on leave. I hear he's now in Hospital with GASTRITIS, was not strong enough for this job. Am wondering how long my innards will stand this life.
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