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Saturday 24 February 1917


Left at 5 a.m. BIR EL ABD for ZEITOUN, will be glad for the change after 3 months of Desert. I get 3 weeks then back to the CRUSADE again.

On arrival KANTARA, [the following crossed through] no arrangements had been made for 109 of us, no Transport or Trucks!

Fortunately a REST CAMP run by Mrs. W. CHISHOLM fed all ranks at a nominal cost – MISS McPHILLAM helps & Australians & N.Z.s all very thankful for the work these Ladies do, for the SOLDIERS & officers. It is indeed practical WAR work of the best kind. STONE Railway Stations are now being built & the old places we knew in their early desert life have much changed.

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