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Castle but "came a gutser" over the extension I was expecting, the telegram arriving just after I had left

Aug 25th The 3rd Division has been gassed and there are very few survivors of my old battalion.
We were to have been reviewed by the King this week, but owing to the way the 3rd had been cut about, drafts have gone from every N.S.W. battn in the 3rd. We sent away 300 to make up the 36th, My old Batt.

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