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31 December 1918 Tuesday
Rumour today that the New Zealand Brigade were on the point of mutiny- They have decided not to Drill any more & stacked their rifles-
All very sad after the great name of ANZAC but the General's Remarks of "Cowards" & "murderers" after the "Surafend" incident with the Bedouins is the main reason-
Tonight I am field Officer many drunken men & Officers about- it is the latter set that upsets the men-
Have a rotten rash all over my body at times I have suffered with 3 different sorts of SKIN trouble- Time I got away really-

[Transcribed by Lynne Palmer and Adrian Bicknell for the State Library of New South Wales]

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