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September 1917
Thursday 20th
Went to Kafa in the morning to get some canteen stuff. It was nearly dark when I got back. The Sergeants mess got in a supply of stuff.

Friday 21st
It is still very windy & dusty. There is nothing much to do here excepting feeding grooming & watering. I took over SQMS in the afternoon. We are expecting a turn out at night to see how long it takes to form up in full marching order with 48 hrs feed & rations limbers & waggons loaded.

Saturday 22nd
The dust was not so bad today.

Sunday 23rd
Went over to the 7th in the morning Got some mail English. Wrote a letter home. There is a Brigade band now & they entertain the various camps here. The weather is fairly warm but there is always dust in the afternoon.

Monday 24th
Usual sort of day. Nothing doing.

Tuesday 25th
The Regiment paraded in the morning, full marching order & the Brigadier inspected us. He said he was well pleased with the turnout. We are expecting one at night. In the afternoon we played

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