27 June 1917

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

Nos: 3 & 4 Companies marched down to the Wadi Ghuzze & washed themselves & their shirts at one of the crossings, entitled C13. There is a lot of water to be had in the Wadi by boring, & in three wells near C 13 they get altogether 1500 gallons an hour. As imported water is estimated as being £1 a gallon by the time it gets here, it is a valuable find to get any decent well. Tom, Noel & Midget rode down to bathe in the sea while the company were washing. I had rather a “head”, so I did not go down with them. As dust began to blow about violently soon after the clothes had been washed, they were soon filthy, & the men were dirtier on arrival back than when they started! They got off digging, so the walk was not wasted.

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