Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 3
that we manage to live well & have a swim pretty well everyday in the Gulf of Saros
The menu for breakfast & dinner to day was fried steak & bacon, tea, cheese, jam, biscuits. yesterday we had a tambaroo for some provisions that were to spare I won a bottle of pickles, cherry wine, & 2 tins of chicken paste N.T.B. we have lived well believe me.
Tory, Brady & self camp & cook together now as Edwards, Tory's mate, Dungog chap, was shot dead one morning early in an attack we repulsed by the Turks.
It will surprise you what I will be able to tell you re cooking when I get back, at frying onions & chipped potatoes I am a snoozer, our only trouble is water we have to walk about 2 miles each way for it & by the time it arrives at our camp its very valuable, this morning I had a shave tooth wash & face wash all in ½ a cup full that's all we allow each other per day for personal use & sometimes we cannot even spare that.
The cigars & cigarettes that