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October 1916
on the strength of the 15th Field Coy (5th Division Engrs) as Sappers, & settled down. I have "dropped" my stripes on joining the company according to A.I.F. Orders, & will now be paid as a Sapper.
26th The Company is quartered in rough built huts of tarpaulins about 5 miles behind the front line We are surrounded by batteries & all last night the guns were firing over at Fritz. At about 8 o'clock last night Fritz sent over about a dozen shells which landed a few hundred yds

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