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Visited Cairo, & Mena camp for first time. Had tea with Emmel Dawes with the pyramids just outside the mess room in the hill. Had word from Monsieur Mark the
Bgde interpreter to be Hon Rank Capt’n
whose acquaintance we have made
1/2 of division leaving end of week for
Portrait of two French interpreters who were appointed to 1st Division Headquarters in Australia at a time when it was expected that the Division would go directly to England for early service in France.
The two men are shown in their dugout on the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Identified left to right: M Rene de Marigny; M Petitcol.
Reference: Australian War Memorial
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