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Wed. 12th. As soon as reveille sounded this morning we were ordered to get ready to leave, we could hear the roar of the big guns a few miles further back & the rifle & machine guns here all night; at 7 oclock we left A3 & stepped onto the torpedo boat & were soon making for the beach. Eric Dowling was hit in the mouth & had his front teeth knocked out, while on the launch coming ashore with a stray bullet. We put all the morning in sitting along the side of the hill that rises straight up from the beach & the same that the 3rd Bde. made their gallant charge on. We put the time in watching shrapnel bursting along the beach & it has been dropping rather close to be

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