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Walkers Ridge their officers refused to take over the trenches during the night time for want of confidence in their men & the Aus. hold the trenches during the night time & the Lensters during the day. On all the other Posts they are put in day & night with an equal number of Australians mixed through them & they appear to be ideal soldiers but do nothing without orders from an officer, without officers they are lost & some of their officers treat them like dogs. One of our boys were sent to Quinns yesterday on fatigue work & he said a Lenster officer was speaking to one of his men in such a manner that he had to walk away for if he waited ten seconds longer he would have been telling the officer what he thought of him, in fact when

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