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Another easy day. Issued with new clothing. I stayed back & envied the battalion marching out (at 2 o/c PM) to the bands tune of Tipperary; They are to return tomorrow at noon. Church parade is to be held out on the desert. 9PM. I sit here (an invalid) in my tent eating oranges & nuts stretched on my bunk won- dering for how long I am to be separated from civil life & how I will manage to break into its peculiar ways again
Informal portrait of Privates Eggington and Sanderson, 6th Battalion, outside their tent at Mena camp. 79 Pte Henry Tunstall Eggington was later promoted to Lieutenant; he was invalided back to Australia on 24 November 1916. 134 Pte Frederick John Sanderson was later promoted to Second Lieutenant; he was killed in action on 4 May 1917.
Reference: Australian War Memorial
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