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Tue 30th
A fine sunny day today& a good deal warmer than it has been lately, a good many warboats are out to sea today; Col Cox has been made Brigadier of the 1st LH Bde & hold the rank of General whilst Brigadier; Meredith is back here & C.O. of this Regt again; We received one pair of boots & a waterproof cape for the Signaller on duty running messages, all the men on duty in the trenches have boots which come up to the thighs, also capes; Sunday night 3 or 4 English lads died on duty from the cold, a rum issue was given to them before going into the trenches & blamed for their death; We receive a rum issue every morning now. Granville is now O.C. of C Sqd Harris OC of A; Weir OC. of B & McKell (Capt) OC of D. Sqd ,D Sqd originally belonged to the 12th L.H

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