Sunday, 24 April 2016

24th April 1916

The 9th Light Horse camp, on the outskirts of Serapeum, 1916.

Monday 24th April

Capt. Forrest & myself left Serapeum at 5.30 AM by car, picked up our horses at Road Head, some 8 miles out towards front line, & reconnoitred all Front line Artillery positions. All existing Infantry works have been absolutely filled in by the sand storms of last week. In fact some works are quite lost to view.

Lunched with Col. Arnott, 9th L.H. Regt. Saw Major Scott, D.S.O., & congratulated him on his recent capture of a Turkish outpost. Came back to camp in car. Called on General Cox at 3.30 re details "Anzac Sports". He informs me the Prince of Wales is to be present & will probably present the trophies. We shall have a busy day.

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