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is the best men. he drafted us into three class & put Crichton Hobson, Redett [?] & Howard in B grade Traill, Leask Stan Pen & Mills in C grade, & Cobcroft (the best reader among the signallers) Cassidy & Pope & myself in D grade naturally we felt a bit degraded, as 3 of us were superior to some in the grade above us.

Friday 8th
Last night all leave was stopped & a town guard (armed) were sent to Cairo to arrest any soldiers they saw; there as some of the lads who have been absent from camp for a

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