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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Diary Entry - 14th July, 1918

Brig General Ironside who commands the 6th inf bde comes round the guns with the Colonel, he and Jumbo were at the shop together and are great friends. Ironside, commonly known by the infanteers as Tin Ribs, is a tremendous man, with the VC and a very fine record behind him, one of his stunts in South Africa being a fine piece of work - disguised as a Dutch bullock driver he gained a lot of information of the Boers' movement. He also speaks about a dozen languages. The Major lunches at brigade and I go to liaise with the 1st Royal Berks at six p.m.

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