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does not look too promising we got our tents brought to the Island on Monday 8th

Monday 8th
& pitched them & therefore there is a fair sized camp on the Island comprising the whole of the 9th Battalion. The harbour here is a fair size [indecipherable] there were a lot of [indecipherable] transports & cruisers & ships of all descriptions both French & English [indecipherable] inside the entrance. The village which we were nearest is called Moudros.

March 19th.
The whole Battalion was beginning to get Lousy & they were marched down to a creek to wash their clothes & rub kerosene over themselves I was mess orderlie & had a day off as I washed my things on St Patrick's day.

During our stay on the Island we were kept very busy with fatigues such as

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