25 July 1917

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

Parade & company commanders’ pow-wow. We heard that only two men were wounded by all the shelling of the bivouacs in front of us yesterday – which is incredibly small in comparison with the alarming appearance of the incident. We were also warned that we must expect to have a dose of it soon, as the Turks are systematically working through the bivouac areas! Geoffrey Whitmore came to stay with the battalion, on leave from Cairo! He is an instructor in topography at Zeitoun now. Some vicious shelling by our guns in the evening.

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