30 June 1917

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

My patrol with Cpl Piggott & two men, about 2½ miles out into No Man’s Land was not very successful, as it was very cloudy & difficult to steer. We found three decomposing bodies of our soldiers, & had to search for identity discs, a gruesome job. I smelt horribly after it. Turks were talking near us – rather jumpy work. Got back all right after nearly 3½ hours of it. Then had a court martial, two cases to try, which is a damnable job. Took the papers to brigade & had a long talk with Gen, Bowker, on shooting. Stayed in a while Tom went to the trenches.

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