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Dec. 28 Tuesday 1915
Saw Col Ryan, he said I would have to go to Australia. But there is many a slip between –

Dec. 29 Wednesday 1915
Getting ready to go to Helonan tomorrow. Went into Cairo saw Miss Mitchell re Kit Bag & had tea with them & was introduced to Lord Radstock.

Dec. 30 Thursday 1915
Left 8. 30 today for Helonan arrived 11. 30. examined by Dr given milk & custard. This place is packed with men, in all stages. They remind one of a large flock of sheep. Some of them are poor cripples.

Dec. 31 Friday 1915
Resting all day
Concert at night There is a free picture show here twice a week & is very good
There are only a few nurses & the men have to paddle their own canoe.

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