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Wednesday 7 February 1917

I see the Walgett Spectator offers me hearty congratulations on my wedding – it seems a long time since I left the Barwon.

Jim Ayre is in my Tent busy doing Pay Books, he is very popular in the Ranks & among all others. I wish he had a Commission – Turksdropped a message saying "Don't Bomb us we will have peace in a few days" so the Yarn goes but as I did not see the message I take it "cum grana salis". El Arish is changing very quickly 1000s of the Egyptian Labor Corps are employed on Railways FORTS, PIERS etc.

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