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Orders tonight contained the good news that two men in our own battalion had been awarded the Victoria Cross. The two recipients are P Corporal Buckley of our own Company and Pte. Hall of 'D' Coy. Unhappily the former man was killed the day following that on which he performed the deed for which he was is awarded this highest of British Military honours.
The 53rd Bn. also had a Victoria Cross awarded a man in their Bn. All three decorations were won during the terrific fighting for Peronne on Aug. 1st-2nd this year.
12th It has rained off and on for nearly a week now. The sky is con-

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