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December 1916
& it is a risky job mending them. Since the Australians have been on this sector, this place is generally known as Lone Pine.)
18th I am corporal of the guard to-day & had a very narrow squeak about midnight. One of Fritz's shells landed within two yds. of the guard tent, but luckily no damage was done- not even a piece hit the tent.
19th I am Orderly Corporal today & have had a very quiet day. It has been extremely cold & has been snowing since about 3 P.M. We have had very cold weather for days & the ground has been continually frozen hard.

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