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


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16 March 1916

Posted by Dick on March 16, 1916
Not nearly so hot today and there was quite a cold wind. I took the men for a route march this morning and later down near the shore for a bit. The place was simply alive with duck - they were there in thousands, also red shank and dunlins, and I saw one wildgoose but I expect there were plenty more about close by. My mouth watered for a gun.

About a thousand men marched into camp this morning, I don't know what they were, but they were all oldish men and armed with the old pattern rifle. The majors were all old dug outs, too, so it looks as if they are for garrison work somewhere.

I had tea up in the town, and there was a concert in the camp this evening.

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