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.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Page 2-3 - August 11th

Sunday Aug 11th At 9 am we decided to get up, so we rose & had our usual clean up & I felt very much refreshed after the long dusty & tiresome trip. During the night our friend Fritz paid us the usual aerial visit, but dropped his load well away from us - much to our relief. After a good breakfast & a lazy morning we had dinner & decided to make tracks to find the Battn, so at 1:50pm we shouldered our packs & off we went, little knowing how long the journey was. Well we started & after wandering to Corbie we struck a place called Veaux, & after a lot of asking & finding our way we eventually met a 42nd chap & found (C Echelon) at 5:30pm. Naturally we were dead tired & were soon in bed & fell to sleep very quickly. It has been a glorious day as far as the weather goes, but a long walk.

Friday Aug 11th. Up early, as usual, to see strong moonlight streaming though the trees and casting shadows all over the back yard. Across to the office today, to find that a visiting geologist has taken over my cubic hell for the past few days - no worries, he's a good chap and I've known him for many, many years. Mind you, if it had been anybody else ...


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