Tobruk diaries: No easy job
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Bryant’s diary: Friday 31st October 1941
The Colonel inspected us and was anything but complimentary and didn’t even mention our job in Tobruk. A big draft of reinforcements and enlist men arrived in the afternoon and amongst them was Ted Taylor. That makes 3 corporals for the section.
Bryant’s diary: Saturday 1st November 1941
Just a usual day of organised mucking around.
Bryant’s diary: Sunday 2nd November 1941
We had a church parade in F.S. and nearly died of prickly heat. I went to Hill 95 and saw my brother Geoff, the first time in 18 months. It was easy to pick up lifts from our camp and back.
Bryant’s diary: Monday 3rd November 1941
Organised sports were on in the afternoon and our Company lost the cricket, soccer and league to H.Q. Coy. I am Bn Orderly Corporal for tomorrow. It should be an easy job.
Bryant’s diary: Tuesday 4th November 1941
Who ever said BOC was an easy job[?] I ran around all day and was glad to be relieved.
Bryant’s diary: Wednesday 5th November 1941
We had more sports today and I lost a bit of sweat as a result. I have a chance to go on leave to Cairo.
Bryant’s diary: Thursday 6th November 1941
We went to the range in the afternoon at Mughasi. Bren and rifle practices will be held for only a few tomorrow.
For Cosgriff’s diary see last week’s entry.