Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 17
were our Back line. Got a letter from Arthur Blomfield & one from Bob Hill.
Church parade in the forenoon. Played football in the afternoon.
Mounted parade in the morning. Got some training in judging distances, fire direction, control etc. In the afternoon was sent over to the Camel Transport for Instruction. Found things fairly easy with plenty of food & fodder for the horse
Went with the camel train to El Arish for the Brigade supplies. Got back about 3 in the afternoon. Met Lieut Lockingtons He is in the N Z Engineers
Took the camels to El Arish & had a fairly busy day as we had to take loading in. Was busy packing up at night ready for a move in the morning.
The Brigade moved out at about 7 am. We followed on behind. There was a great