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the pass word had not come down so they wanted to take him back to their H.Q. with them, but I intervened & told them he was the officer on duty at Hinton's Post & could soon convince the sentries of their mistake by ringing up our H.Q., this was decided on, so I rang up Major Granville, explanations followed & the sentries soon convinced. They belonged to the 20th Btn. who only landed last Sunday & came on duty relieving the 3 L.H. Bde. last Thursday, they are very fresh & have German Spy's on the brain apparently but they took the Officer (McMartin) in hand in a very business like manner & say they are anxious to test their bayonets on the Turks, but they will find that a bayonet charge loses

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