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Writing on August 1, Trooper L J. Smith saye:—"lt is Sunday morning and church parade is just over. It ie lovely and cool to day, as there is a strong breeze blowing. Rations are being served out so will have to go away for a few minutes. My larder at present is very bare, so cannot afford to miss to day's issue. I have drawn fresh meat, onions, potatoes, tea, sugar, rioe, bacon and sauce, dried fruits, which I am going to eat whilst writing. The other day I bought some milk, conflour pearl sago, rice and coffee, so I have been living rather well lately. As I was a bit unwell, the milk foods came in very handy. Eating figs and prunes is a fine art out here. You have to put your hand in a bag, pull out a fig or a prune and put in it your mouth within a fraction of a seoond, otherwise you get a mouthful of flies as well as fruit. I am getting quite used to flies now They are awful here. We got the good news on Fri day. that 60,000 Turks-bad surrendered in Mesopotania. We are waiting to hear that is is officially confirmed. Wβ have had no news the last few days of any of our wounded obaps. I am the only one left in my section, and am being put into Tom Warner's with the two Weghorns.

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A GALLIPOLI LETTER., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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A GALLIPOLI LETTER. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3496, 15 October 1915

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