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 18, 2006

Page 5 - August 18th

Sunday Aug 18th found us up at 8 am for breakfast. We finished our home this morning & made it nice & cosy so suppose we shall soon shift out of it as we generally shift just as we make things comfy. No practice all day, but played the usual few tunes to the boys in the evening. No visit from Jerry last night.

Friday Aug 18th found me off to the physiotherapist for an 8:00 appointment. After that, across town to the office. Made an appointment for Mrs D to see the GP this afternoon - a very disturbed night with pain in her bad knee and strange 'hot and cold' sensations. Turns out she has some kind of infection - results on Monday. Today was the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Even though I was very much against the Australian military presence in Viet Nam, and even more against the use of birthday-balloted conscripts for overseas active service, this is still a day to honour the bravery and professionalism of the Australian Armed Services personnel everywhere and at all times.


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