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July 1917
Boxing Tournament. There were some very good fights

Thursday 19th
Took over SQM Sergt from Halloran who is going Sergeant Major. The job is fairly easy & I for one am not going to make it hard.

Friday 20th
This Quarter Master's job is too easy. There is absolutely nothing to do for most of the day & one doesn't know what to do with oneself. Besides the weather is too hot to sleep or read. In the cool of the evening went for a walk along the canal & on our return went to the pictures.

Saturday 21st
Got some more men into camp, some from hospital & others from the School of Instruction. It will make the duties much lighter. Today was very hot fully 108° in the shade. Applications were called for the Flying Corps. I put in one, but don't expect anything will come of it.

Sunday 22nd
Had a quiet rest. It was not so hot. After tea we went into Ismailia & had a swim & later a walk round the town & listened to the Band playing. Soon got very tired & had to

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