9 June 1917

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

Rather better night, as we had four officers available to take turns on duty. Our usual idle day in the Cave of Adullam. Owing to scarcity of water etc, 58% of our men are pronounced to be lousy by the by the Brigade M.O. I was on duty from 5 PM to 7 PM at Observation Post. We went back into the trenches as usual in the evening. Charles took a patrol out almost to the Beersheba road, & came back without having seen anything of the enemy.

Extract from the diary of Norman Hughes, “B” Coy, 1/4th Cheshire Regiment 53rd (Welsh) Division [Norman Hughes came from Neston]

We have our Divisional Brass Band here playing selections for us.

Although the Water is scarce we have a splendid substitute to quench our thirst.  There are fields of water melons and cucumbers here, which are ripening very very quickly

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