State Library of NSW
November, 1915Tuesday 16Like to smell Gum leaves again [sentence enclosed in a pen circle around the date]You might post a small bottle Eucalyptus please. Received local Papers & Australian also Paper x England – cold. Had a swim or rather wash in the sea this afternoon. Dry thunderstorm & hard to tell between the firing of the Morters & big naval guns & Thunder –Went to D.H.Q. to altered instructions re poison Gas. We are not using it, but our friends are supposed to have the apparatus to fumigate us. I have a nice assortment of Bombs in my line of Trench ready for any emergency, Cricket Balls, Trigger, Match boxes etc:- & some trusty men to use them.
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