Terrell, Leopold Frederick – May 1916
… 6,000 Indians, 1,900 British have been taken prisoners in Mesopotamia.
Wrote a letter to Mother … received letters from Arthur Gordon, Mother, & 2 from Clara.
Wrote to Clara, … put in the day signalling, and went to bed at 8.30 P.M. we have a long day rising at 4.30 am and knocking off at 6 oclock all told we work 5½ Hours resting from 10.30 to 4 pm.
Very hot turned out at 4.30 was vaccinated again today, but I think it is a waste of time doing me
Had a good day, am getting on as well as can be expected at signalling. Knocked off at 6 P.M feeling pretty tired, and worn out.
…we are expecting to move any day now
All hands had their clothing fumigated to kill all the vermin which is very prevalent
Had signalling in the morning. Had afternoon off did a bit of writing.
Was pretty crook. I broke out in the Hives a very unpleasant thing…
Woke at 4.30 a.m feeling little better for the night. Our battery are having shell practice this morning.
Had church service it is extremely hot
The 45th Battery had their first shoot this morning and proved themselves fair Mounted guard at 6 P.M. at Serapium station
Turned out at 4.30 am to take telephone to 47 Battery, and did their signalling until 9.30 when I had breakfast and had Brigade drill after in intense heat.
A nice cool day put in the day signalling Wrote a letter to Mother
Another nice day had a go at indirect firing, this kind of work is very interesting
having a very busy time. Having a lot of firing practice. starting early in the morning and finishing late at night
Out firing advanced practice this morning. Swimming parade the last perhaps we will have here.
On Observation work again this morning we are having plenty of practice.
Had half a day stand easy, on account of moving off shortly.
had very busy day, went to church in morning. fatigue all the afternoon
Turned out at 4.30 a m all very busy, making final preparations for an early departure. Had very heavy day.
received letters from Clara 30/3/16 and also Mother. having very little to do as we are in an uncertain position expecting to go shortly.
Turned out at 4.30 with almost certain orders that we are to be gone tomorrow night.