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From Francis Clune
Private, 16th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements –
4th Brigade, Western Australia.

Luna Park Hospital
20 August 1915

Dear Mum
By the time that you get this letter you will have heard that I was wounded but don't alarm yourself as it is not very serious. I am in The last letter you got from me was sent ten days ago and since then I can truly say things have happened.
You know that the 4th Brigade of which the 16th Battalion is a unit were in a rest gully or to give it its proper name Reserve Gully, just alongside Anzac and things were rather quiet there when I last wrote. However on the Friday afternoon we were all shifted out of our dugouts and sent further up the gully and a crowd of Goorkas took our place. They are bright cheery fellows you know for all the world like Japs and about the same height. About three o'clock shrapnel and high explosive started to come over and

[Written sideways in the left-hand margin:]
P.S. I am sending this home by a mate so as the Censor won't see it. Fran

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