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.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Page 7-8 - August 24th

Saturday 24 Aug dawned rather cold & cloudy. Fritz left us alone last night as I think he was kept busy in the line. The Aussies hopped over & kept him thinking a bit. Everything seems to be going good & the boys are still advancing & doing well.
It has cleared up considerably now & is just glorious weather. Let's hope it will continue so for a long time yet, but winter is drawing near & will soon change the aspect I suppose. We have a good view here, being up on the hill, which is a good thing as the bottom road is very dusty & we miss it all up here. Unfortunately a Tommie, while digging a hole to sleep in struck a gas shell that had gone in the bank & exploded, but somehow the gas stayed in the hole & when he drove the pick in, the gas came out & gassed the poor fellow rather severly (sic). Am expecting Fritz over tonight.

Thursday Aug 24 is another warm dry day here. Over to the office early. Mrs D appears to be well and truly on the mend, now, but still a little weak from the fever.


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