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Mon. 5th. Signalling again to-day as usual. At Steel's Post early this morning our Engineers put 300 lb. of gun-cotton in a drive under the Turks Trenches, & fired her off apparently the Turks also had a mine ready & the explosion of our mine set the Turks off too, a few of our lads were slightly wounded in consequence. The Turks also gave Steels Post a healthy peppering of shrapnel soon after daylight causing a good many casualties to us. Stan went to the telephone on Walkers Ridge at 6 o'clock this evening to do a shift in Calthorpes place as he has been wounded. I went for a dip after making our dug-out as rainproof as possible. I believe it is nothing but the swimming that is keeping the troops so fit & healthy here.

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