21 May 1917

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

Digging in our same communication trench in the morning, in full view of Ali Muntar & Turk lines. We could see enemy transport etc moving about.  I went to lunch with Geoff Lawrence, who has got a most comfortable dug-out by his battery. Tom took the digging party in the evening. We are to dig twice a day, so we are dividing the labour & sending out two officers each time. The usual minor worries about water, due to the usual two causes, namely that we are never told when our next supply will be available, and headquarters take more than their share.

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