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Ghezireh Palace

Tuesday, May 18th 1915

Tuesday, May 18th

Dear old Mick,

Just a few lines to give you a few particulars of how I got shot. A general advance was ordered – a night attack – and in spite of a huge volume of fire resulting in many casualties, I managed to get through the night safely enough, and we entrenched fairly deeply by dawn. The fire was terrific, and by about nine o'clock we found that we were being enfiladed by one of the enemy's cleverly concealed machine guns.

A couple of my mates were killed in big hit by the deadly accuracy of the Maxim's aim, our company sergeant major received a severe wound in the thigh, and

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