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September 1917
to shoot in this country there is generally a mirage & no background to your target.

Sunday 30th
Another inspection today. It was equipment this time. Pay day.

Monday 1st October
One of the dustiest days we have had. A & C Squadrons played football. The match ended in a draw. Major O'Brian our Squadron OC went to Moascar. Sgts mess meeting at night.

Tuesday 2nd October
Several enemy aeroplanes were over in the morning flying very high. They were heavily shelled & made off.

Wednesday 3rd
Got a letter from Uncle Charlie giving me the news of Aunt Carrie's death at Newcastle on Tyne. Replied same day.

Thursday 4th
Jack Cheater came back in the afternoon. B Sqdn 2nds played A Sqdn 2nds & beat them 3 to nil. I played centre forward. It was a pretty hard game.

Friday 5th
Handed over SQMS to Cheater. The Division had a practice turn out in full marching order & they got out in very quick time. B & C Sqdns firsts played football in the afternoon & C won by 11 points

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