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March 25
Fatigue carrying fodder from the wharf up to A.S.C. stores. There were a good few cases of dysentery among the troops. On March 24th there was a French officer buried & all the "heads" turned out on the Island to pay their last respects to deceased who was wounded by the Turks in the Dardanelles & subsequently died on the hospital boat.

The Marine Artillery & bluejackets off the Queen Elizabeth landed on the Island on March 25 & went for a march.

March 26
Day off airing blankets & were shown the mechanism of the machine gun which was brought off the torpedo boat which ran ashore. On March 25th there was another funeral on the Island the victim being one of the troops. On the afternoon of March 26th Company drill on the ground at bottom of camp

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