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Tuesday, 16 January 1917

I got the Goggles please thank JOE, posted notes yesterday. Papers Australasian Nov. 25 & Local Papers also came today many thanks. Got a Septic Gland in my neck now like a hungry jaw bullock but will soon be O.K.

[The following paragraph crossed through] The wife is making great preparations for Australia her Mother is giving her a lot of Home advice etc. I tell her don't bring too much as I'm sure she will be happy, having many friends among all classes.

So many of our Ranks have Septic Sores like Barcoo Rot. I suppose it is the want of Vegetables. We had the same at times away in the Back country but not so bad as this.

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