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September 1917
which place we reached at 6 oclock. Had a cup of tea & got the 6.30 train to Helmich getting there about 7 oclock. There was no early morning parade, everyone was in bed feeling very dopey after a heavy week end.

Tuesday 11th
Mounted parade in the morning. We went out & consolidated a village for defence. It was 10 oclock when we got in for breakfast.

Wednesday 12th
No parade before breakfast & only one lecture afterwards & a half holiday in the afternoon. Went into town as usual, first going to the 14th AGH where I saw sister Holmes & our SQMS Cheater who is quite right again & will soon be back. Had afternoon tea there. Found quite a number of our boys in town. They were up playing cricket against Gezireh Sporting Club. We had dinner at the National & later went to the Casino where there was a very second rate show on.

Thursday 13th
Went out on a compass march in the morning, about 12 miles altogether. Each party having to find 4 flags. We found ours

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