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one is apt to be downcast when looking backwards & recollecting the mates he has lost, one dismisses the past & looks forward to a brighter future.

We are at present camped in big marquees, fifty men to each with plenty of squeezing. It's some job writing under the circs, two parties of Nap & Bridge players in full swing, "Snowy" Chudleigh (Barney knows him) banging discord? from his commotions & ex Woolloomooloo policeman Flynn in opposition with his mouth organ. To make matters worse a dispute of on War is heard waging hot & strong when the others harmony lulls somewhat.

Notwithstanding the foregoing it's a real treat to be spelling away from

[Private Herbert John Chudleigh, No 59, 1st Field Ambulance.]
[Private, later Sergeant, George Murdy Flynn, No 23, 1st Field Ambulance. A letter and postcards sent by George Flynn are in the State Library's collection, in A 2660 Volume 1, letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919.]

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