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Sat 13th
Reveille at 5 oclock this morning & half the men had to do stables & the remainder to do fatigue work in camp such as shifting stores etc. B. Sqd & Head Quarters arrived here before us yesterday; Colonel Meredith is now Brigadier & Major Granville is in charge of the Regt. & we are all glad to see it so; There are a few Indian troops here & it is quite a change to get away from the Egyptians;

This is rather a busy place trains continually arriving & going & as we are camped within a few hundred yards of the Suez Canal can see every boat that comes along; There is a bridge across the Canal here; A canteen in the camp run by the military & we can now buy goods at ½ the price we have been paying the Egyptians; a good many lads went to the Canal swimming this morning, I

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