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Gunner Lincoln Armstrong ■ writing to his people in Akaroa ■ says : "I suppose you will be sur- > prised to hear I was successful ' in getting my transfer into the 1 artillery. My reason for leaving j the mounted was because I don't think they will ever leave Egypt with horses, and as long as they arc here they will always be stuck away out in the desert, j doing nothing but monotonous r patrol work. When they came 'round the other day and asked for volunteers for the artillery

a big crowd stepped forward| Maurice Lelievre and Hammond j among them .but only three | were taken including myself,! Maurice Lelievre and Hammond! not being accepted. However j I have a really good fellow with me and besides a good number of the mounted fellows who were left behind at Zeitoun when the mounted brigade

moved off to Sirapeum. Among the mounted men with me in the artillery are Vie. Fergus, M'Kay and Wright, so you sec I am still with some Peninsula chaps. I am in the ammunition column, but we are being shifted all over the place until they get in ship shape. Yesterday I saw Eric i Julius and young Rhodes in

camp. Gunner Armstrong says he is very fit and well contented with his new duties.

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GUNNER L. ARMSTRONG., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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GUNNER L. ARMSTRONG. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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