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24 January, 1916
There is great speculation as to when & where we are to go. Tom Sherry has just come in & said that we are to leave on Friday & that we are to go to France. This is the very latest - [indecipherable] came down after tea smoking a cigar, he was puffing on dog. Lucas asked him if he saw another where he picked that one up. I was seedy this morning had a touch of Gallipoli so as the mare's leg was sore I did not go on parade, but this afternoon I turned out & rode Lamb's horse, not a bad little beast & I enjoyed my ride. It has been raining to day & to night it does not look too promising. It[s] a beggar to be broke. I went to go out to see the Troubs but Im [indecipherable].

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