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March, 1915
Monday 29
You will think me very gay going to these Balls, but all officers who can manage it do so, the Hotels are ahead of anything in Australia & the Dining Halls magnificent with Granite Columns inlaid wooden block floors Colored fountains playing tables decorated with Bouganvilia waiters all in white with Red Tarbouches Regimental Band Playing & then at 3 in the morning off out to the Desert again! & Camp in the sand. Received letter from Laura & 2 ribbons on brooch also Packet from Ferrar containing Prismatic Compass. Posted Egyptian Paper to Mother today.
Surprise inspection by Sir Ian Hamilton today – everything OK

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