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Fri. 14th. The Turks kept up a heavy constant fire all night but none of our boys were injured; yesterday Varley of A Sqd. was wounded in the leg with a piece of shrapnel, & this morning Wylie Woods B. Sqd. was shot through the stomach by a piece of shrapnel & is not expected to live, some of the lads had marvellous escapes from shrapnel but there was no more casualties in the 1st Regt. The Queenslanders (2nd Regt.) are getting a much rougher time as their trench is only a few yards from the Turks & hand Grenades play a prominent part in their days work. At 12 o'clock (noon) A Sqd. signallers relieved us & we set to work to enlarge a "dug-out" & I have suspicions that

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