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Thurs 4th
The Sig stores went into Minia today; Lt Snow, Sgt Lowe, Cpl Lindsay Ford, Dalton, Brown & two Sheridans got word today to be at Minia Railway station at 4.45 tomorrow afternoon to proceed to Tel-El-Kebir to join the Artillery; Snow has been battling hard to get his transfer & has Capt Stanby Walker of the 14th Art. Bde also battling for him;

The natives who have shares on the Canteen are sorry we are going & admit they are all rich men now; Major Smith was told today by the Colonel that he would be held responsible for the £50 stolen & gave an order that all gambling was to stop & it is the best thing that could be done; Blake won £40 from Sgt Wright this morning some of the lads had a farewell concert tonight

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