Item 01: Sydney B. Young war diary, 13 May-24 July 1916 - Page 73
This camp is said to be able to accommodate 300,000 men.
There are supposed to be 12,000 Australians here & there is a rumor that we will only be here 7 weeks. On the wall of our hut has been written by one of the 2/8 Leeds Rifles
"Good luck to whoever comes here" we are off at last after 5 months of hell here"
Our beds consist of two tressels 6? high and 3 planks a mattress and 3 blankets.
The Y.M.C.A. is a big well equipped building with 2 billiard tables and