6 April 1917

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

No 4 Coy went up to relieve No 2 Coy on the outpost line which protects the railway from possible attack from the East. We had the Lincoln Yeomanry on one flank, & Croft’s company on the other. The trenches had to be improved a good deal, which gave us a good deal of work to do. We were entertained by hostile aircraft, which were being constantly shot at by our anti-aircraft guns, without result. Some of our aeroplanes apparently tried to bomb the Turks in front of us about 4 or 5 miles away, & were fired at with medicine guns. A scorpion stung two of our men, but not severely. We had very little water, & none for washing.


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