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Thurs 223rd
Stan managed to buy quite a store of goods yesterday afternoon such as pickles Sauce, Salmon, Sardines etc 16/6 worth altogether; by the way we have been living high lately eggs & bacon; risoles & eggs & Rice Custard play a prominent part in every meal we have but the eggs have given out to-day & there has been some rows on the beach lately by the Ships officers & the sailors who bring the goods ashore, one sailor was sentenced to death yesterday over the goods he was bringing off the ships; A lad in the 14 Btn was sentenced to death here for being asleep on duty, the sentence was brought down to 7 years hard labor & was sent to Egypt to do it, from there he wrote to the General asking for a chance again in the firing line & it was granted him. I guess his motto now is "to do or die"
We go on duty tonight on the 'phone in the firing line; Sapping this afternoon putting in a possy for the phone.

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