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Tue 11th
This morning when coming in off patrol Cole let his horse go to swim across the canal, the horse had a nightingale on & the reins tied to the saddle & was drowned About an hour later the horse came to the surface & commenced floating down stream three or four lads stripped off & managed to get the horse to the shore & rescued the gear on him & then gave him a push off into deep water again & he went where most of the rubbish goes. floating down the canal; the canal is about 100 yards wide & the current is very strong;

As our tent is not shaded during the afternoon & it has been very hot in it during the afternoons I asked permission to shift it this morning & now have

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