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It was down through this valley that most of the wounded, dying, & dead were conveyed to their respective dressing stations when under the tender care & the best medical aid was administered unto them. The wounded were hurriedly dressed & the men either by donkeys or by stretchers were removed by the heroic red cross men to the back where after medical inspection they were placed on board a hospital ship bound for Egypt, Malta or England. The dead were placed in the mortuary which was situated in a recess cut away from the gully. From there at night & under the tender & sincere care of the padre they were placed in the graveyard with an insignificant & rough hewn cross & with very little sympathy to mark the spot where he rests

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