Monday 31 October 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries, Tobruk, Bryant, bren

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.

Troops of 2/23 Battalion in action with a Bren gun at a front line section post. Tobruk, August 1941 Troops of 2/23 Battalion in action with a Bren gun at a front line section post. Tobruk, August 1941 009510

For Cosgriff’s diary see last week’s entry.