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[Friday 15 December 1916]

Dolly's Family Birthday
One of our majors went thro' the Turks lines to Wadi El Arish & found 4 good Wells- most useful & good work Sent word back by Pigeons- the message is written on thin rice paper & enclosed in a little aluminium box which is clamped on to the Pigeon's leg-
This patrol did 40 miles over sand hummocks- Moved on 4 miles closer to the Turks, we see them clearly every day-
Your Parcels of Plum Puddings Fountain pen, milk & Mosquitoe net arrived in 2 parcels from England dated July 22nd  €“ so many thanks dear little Mother I am writing this with the pen- just the things I wanted.

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