• Tobruk diaries: Drawing to a close

    Monday 24 October 2011 by .

    Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 24th October 1941 – 6 November ...Sr. Finlayson was a fuss-pot and got on one’s nerves a bit.  She left to take a C.C.S. team of nurses to Syria.  Peterson replaced her and once used to like joining with the patients in riots and thus her stay was quite brief.  When O’Keefe – a friend of Johnston and Horan replaced her we were soon made to feel like school-kids – especially after her report which…

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  • Tobruk diaries: Cheers sister!

    Monday 17 October 2011 by .

    Bryant’s diary:  Friday 17th October 1941    The day was reasonably quiet, but our patrol duties are still very heavy. Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 17th October 1941 They wake us early here for a wash but I go to the shower.  Capt. Joshua and J. Overall in this room with me.  Joshua was in K’burra for six years and knows everybody there.  Capt. Perrett my M.O. and he is just observing at present.  I have to stay in bed.  One…

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