A view over the 1st Division lines at Tel-el-Kebir, 1916.
[Courtesy of National Library of Australia]
Caught train at 7 am.
Got splendid hamper on train. Saw marriage ceremony in Cairo. Band & procession etc
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
Friday 7th January
Discovered today an extraordinary state of affairs in Regimental Post Office. A man was caught throwing opened and unopened 3rd Brigade outward mail into the incinerator. Someone has evidently been pilfering. Instructed Major Burgess to investigate the case. Corporal in charge of Post Office placed under arrest. Commenced erection of Brigade Canteen. Expect we shall have some difficulty in effecting a Suitable Contract.