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Mon. 23rd. Slater Tapp will probably be sent to Australia as Broardbent says it is not safe to have him working on a machine gun with only one eye & that he will have to see a Dr. about it. Fitzgerald after recovering from his spill at Heliopolis was fitted up with a new glass eye & was told he could stay in Egypt or go back to Australia, when he found he could not come to the front he decided to go back home & I suppose Slater will have the same offer when he gets back to Egypt. There was some heavy firing on the right flank last night. The 18th Btn. received a particularly rough time yesterday evening, they were attacking a very strong

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