Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 103
Three generations of them. After tea the sight drew a big crowd of our chaps & gradually
one they chap chipped in & gave a hand and before many minutes it was completely 'staffed' by Australians & Grandmere & her descendants were standing by watching our fellows making the 'straw' fly.
A withered & toothless old woman bent double with Rheumatics came along with a huge faggot of wood on her back. So one of the fellows relieved her of her burden & carried it home for her. She grinned & 'swanked' past with her escort
when as we gave them