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


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17 April 1916

Posted by Dick on April 17, 1916
Gun drill from six till 7:30 this morning, then stables etc. Bathed about midday, the water was lovely. It's been very hot today, 90 degrees in the shade, but they say we shall get up to 110 degrees in the shade later.

Badcock came back from Cairo this afternoon.

Gun drill from five till six this evening. We bathed again at 7:15 this evening, there was a very bright moon and the water was as warm as toast.

We hear one of our advance posts of Australian Light Horse at Sinai, east of Ishmailia, has scuppered about sixty Turks and taken a lot of stores.

The Egyptian Mail says that the sandstorm we had on Thursday was the worst there has been for sixty years!

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