Sandstorm still going and weather very cold 7th engineers arrived. Met number of Mosman chaps including [Bill Bennett] & Jim Kernaghan
Still on light duties. Telephone attendant.
(Jupiter was apparently doing good work in the Baltic according to [?. Sy?])
Stretcher drill & first aid on field. H.M.S Glory passed going Suez direction. H.M.S Jupiter also passed in Port Said direction Football match. Amusing to Victorian
On guard. Big steamer Marwarri sailed down towards Suez
Digging Dug-out. Xmas Comforts given out. I got flanel shirt. Mostly from Mosman people. Raft capsized in canal. 17 men aboard including chap who was in our tent tonight. One man drowned. Engineer made reference to some bonza graves over the other side which he hopes to handle. German Major will probably be [?]
Long Route March along fresh water creek to Bitter lakes then back along the Suez Canal retiring to camp after 1 pm. First Aid lecture Engineers rapidly constructing elaborate trenches on other side. General [Godley] carried out inspection of camp Monitor passed in Suez direction. Hospital ship & big P&O. India liner.
E.S. "Gordon" Lacey - Diary 2
to me there, and I left jolly downhearted for a while. Went aboard the old "Miltiades" A28 at 7 a.m. & pulled out into the bay. We weighed anchor and started about 1.45 p.m. & it was then that I looked my last on dear old Mosman. I got sick about 4 miles off the Heads, and I was sick off & on all through the trip. Friday, we sighted 4 waterspouts in the