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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Diary Entry - 21st June, 1916

At Lorrette all day and was relieved by Houland, as Palmer had been called away hurriedly to take over K Battery RHA and the Mess were giving him a farewell dinner. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day and Bosche about midday sent over 15 aeroplanes on a raiding exhibition and it was quite good fun to see them coming back with our old buses following them up with machine guns, but they seemed to all reach home. In the evening, it was so warm that we dined outside on the slope just above the Mess. The 15th had their piano out as were giving the men a concert and when our supplies came up they had a barrel of beer from our canteen, which made them sing lustily far into the night. Suttie and Kellagher went down after dinner and I believe they got home much the worse for wear, about two am

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