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If you ask me to tell you more re evacuation. Ill try -
Parties were arranged to gradually withdraw on the Sunday 20/12/15 night – leaving a very thin line to hold the trenches to the last, a "Keep" or place of refuge if driven back was formed with water & rations & ammunition, but my orders were to stay in the trench to the last & this order I repeated –
Cuth Fetherstonhough & Alan Gullett both Lieutenants were given sectors under me & we were allowed to pick our few men.
I have the roll of our men – viz
Corporal Kelly
Corporal Mychall)
Sgt Broome      ) Tumut boys
Cpl Smithers from Guigne Station
Sgt Frost a Corporal in my troop in S Africa
Tpr Chapman (now an officer)
- Holland
- Fraser
- Bonduson (Bookkeeper from Colombo Plains St
L/Cpl Kingsford
We left the trench at 5 minutes past 4

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