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.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Page 6-7 - August 21st

Wednesday 21st Aug broke on us with a heavy fog which warned us of a hot day & a hot day it turned out too. In the morning, we practiced a little but in the afternoon it was too hot so we had a spell. In the evening we played a few tunes & then got our orders for the shift in the early morning. Fritz dropped a couple of shells close handy but never hurt anything. Thigns are looking very nice now & ere long we shall all be home with you all.

Little did Jack know that it would be 11 months before he set foot on Australian soil again.

Monday 21st Aug started with fog down in the low parts of Toowoomba, with a heavy dew on the higher parts. We, too, are expecting an unseasonally warm day. The wandering sister rang last night, and expects to be back tonight some time.


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