Monday 19 September 2011 by .
Cosgriff’s diary: Friday 19th September 1941 Another perfect night... Good round this morning. Eyetie patient very violent...Air warfare at a stand-still due to dust I think... C.O. wanting to know why I want uniform allowance. Gillespie here today. Steele told him all about Conlon. Len had a parcel of Crown A’s today – still fresh from Australia. Boys intrigued to know when we are going out but no sign this month. …
Monday 29 August 2011 by .
Bryant’s Diary: Friday 29th August 1941 Copped two days leave to Jerusalem. Left camp at 2pm and arrived at 4.30 pm. Good going. Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 29th August 1941 Flares again last night and some falling ack-ack shrap. Missa pro defunctis. Gardy still very volute with diarrhoea. Received Woman’s Weekly from Borromeo with story of the Tubb family...pope on a trip to Australia. Polish doctor – Tronson and …
Monday 28 February 2011 by .
For information on the locations mentioned in this blog entry, see the Eastern Mediterranean map in chapter 1, page 5 of the Second War official histories: /cms_images/histories/19/chapters/01.pdf Bryant’s Diary: Friday 28th February 1941 We travelled all last night and arrived at East Kantara this morning where we had breakfast. We crossed the Suez Canal and boarded a train. We travelled all day for Mersa Matruh. At a railway …