14 February 1917

Extract from the diary of Maj P K Glazebrook, Cheshire Yeomanry, Egypt Expeditionary Force

Sgt Pearson, our instruction in infantry drill, has suddenly been taken from us, so Hugh Aldersey & I conducted a class instead of him, instructing the NCO’s and some of the men. Some of those who just got back from leave have not done any infantry drill at all, so we have to start with pretty elementary work. In the afternoon we had our usual half holiday and I retired to sleep, having absolutely nothing else to do in this place. It is no good trying for gazelle anywhere within ten miles or so, as the brutes are terribly scarce & very wild, and are not near the blockhouse.

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