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


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8 March 1916

Posted by Dick on March 8, 1916
Another baking day. I saw the "Karoa" leaving harbour this morning, I hear she is taking some troops to Salonika. I spent most of the morning hustling various tin hats on the telephone, trying to get orders to go on and join our batteries. Eventually I was told that we shall be moving on in a day or two.

Had a lizard hunt in our tent, but they escaped; one big one about eight inches long ran up a tree close by, and I suspect we shall get him later.

I tried a piece of sugar cane this morning; you see all the natives chewing it, but I shan't have any more - beastly sickly sweet stuff. Wrote home today, I believe a mail is going tomorrow.

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