Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 21
two fellows deserted from the machine gun Sect. They have just been found - in Minia of all places.
They must have been clever fellows.
They left their Sect. one evening without any gear or food & even without tunics to go over to the first reg. They were there until 10 pm that night & then simply disappeared! And were found in Minia with a full rigout & pots of money.
They deserted at Shellal about 7 miles from any railway or anything. How did they do it