Jack's Diary

The diary of Sergeant Samuel John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Over 60, with a son 32 and a daughter 22. Retired on 26 October, 2007, after 37 years with the company. No matter, I've led an interesting life with much travel in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Region, and a little bit of Africa.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Page 10 - August 30th

Friday Aug 30th broke upon us nice & mild again. After breakfast we busied ourselves making ready for the shift. At last we shouldered our bundles & off over what was a 5 mile walk. On our arrival we set to work & dug another home. How many different homes we have in this life. Anyhow we are content & make the best of it all.

Wednesday Aug 30th started by looking like more rain, and so it transpired. Across to the office again. Coming home, noticed that the temperature gauge had done a sudden jump and decided to look for a place I could pull over to check things under the bonnet. Before that could happen, had to stop at traffic lights (only a few metres short of my chosen parking area) and there was a loud 'whoosh' followed by clouds of steam and sprays of green stuff from the engine bay. Radiator hose had decided that enough was enough - easy fixed, but of course it started to rain while the fixing was happening.


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