The 1916 war diary of 2nd Lieut. Dick Willis Fleming


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25 March 1916

Posted by Dick on March 25, 1916
A nice breeze blowing all day. I had a bathe about midday. Went into Port Said in the afternoon with Franklyn. Talk about Alexandria being a dirty hole, it is clean compared with Port Said. I saw a biggish flock of flamingoes on the mud flats from the train; awfully pretty when they raised their wings and showed all the red.

We caught the 6:30 train back this evening from Port Said and had our horses to meet us at the end. I managed to get hold of a Times of the 17th in Port Said and it was a dreadful shock to see poor little Terence's name in the casualty list. It is most awfully hard to realise it's true, his letters from France were always so cheery - I shall miss him most dreadfully.

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