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Major Simpson in the Mess & had a talk with him. He was temporarily Commanding the old 54th Bn. at Wylschalk but afterwards took charge of the 56th with the temporary rank of Lieut-Colonel. He is a gentleman to the backbone.
25th Myself & seven others were called over to see the Staff captain this afternoon and informed that five of us are to go on board a boat which is to leave within a few days. We are to be informed tomorrow who the lucky five are and which boat they are to go on.

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