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.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Page 15 - September 16th

Monday 16th Sept. Up bright & early as usual at 7am. After breakfast the boys were put on filling shell-holes in the parade ground & later on we went for a bath. After dinner we had our usual practice & played in the ev ening for the Blue Gums. Fritz paid us his usual air raid, but did no damage. During the early hours of the morning it rained very heavy.

Saturday 16th Sept. I was up earlier than Jack was all those years ago. Some rain in the wee small hours, and still cloudy just after dawn. The usual Saturday morning shopping trip, and then a fairly lazy day because of the frequent rain showers.

Looking back through Jack's comments on aerial bombing; pretty ineffective in those days!


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