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Oct. 1 Fri.
Kept pretty busy all day to-day. Received several letters from Australia including one which informed me, as I had previously suspected, that the A.S.M. was not capable of taking charge of my Troop of Scouts , & further that he was unpopular with the boys – Sorry to hear this.
Had a visit from Ben. Champion & Art. Felton who are still in camp here in Egypt.
My promotion to Sergeant (see under Nov. 12th) dates from to-day.

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