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February 12, 1916 Saturday

Left Wardan

Got word at 4 this morning that we had to break camp & entrain for somewhere we therefor broke camp & got everything ready for a speedy removal, but nothing came about all day, we filled in by playing footy, after tea we had a concert & I made weird noises to the tune on the organ to "absent" someone had to fill up so of course I fell to it we had just turned in when we got orders to entrain at once, it took us two hours to clear out & entrain horses, byks, & stores, the train finally steamed out of Wardan at 11.25.

February 13, 1916 Sunday

Arrived Minia

Hal & I slept under the seat & awoke at 6 to find us still travelling, she finally pulled up at 9.15 at Minia, at first glimpse it was a treat after Wardan plenty of shops & everything clean, disentrained our horses & then moved off to the camping ground which is situated ½ a mile N of the town, put down horse lines, erected tents, & got the last of the stores up from the station by four oclock then had tea. The 1st Reg got out at Beni Majar 35 miles N from here the 3rd are still at Wadi Natrun & the 2nd are here with us, attached also are Lovat Scouts, made up of a Scottish Mtn Bde, after tea we went up the town to find it a paradise to the others we have struck.

Bed at 10.

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