Saturday January 3
Weather terribly cold & miserable – getting fed up. Continued writing. Saw ? ???. J Northcott admitted to hospital with poisoned arm. Shifting camp tomorrow.
Sunday January 4
Packed up gear. Moved to train at 6.30PM. Embarked at 9PM in patrol wagon. Very cold & uncomfortable – travelled all night.
Monday January 5
Breakfast at El Amyria. Passed many swamps with ducks on. Boys opened up with Bren, Tommies and Rifles. Saw glimpse of Alexandria. Travelling towards Cairo – branched off and stopped at Zagazig for one hour. Arrived at ??? at 1.30AM.
Tuesday January 6
Motor transport convoyed us to Kibrit – same as last time. Terrible sore throat. Reported to M.O. and sent to 5th Field Hospital with tonsillitis.
Wednesday January 7
Still not feeling any too good. Many coming in with same complaint. Wrote a little during afternoon. Very hungry, nothing to eat. Wireless in tent.
Thursday January 8
Feeling much better. Shifted into another tent. Wrote. Received first meal. Sent Marg NZEF Times.
Friday January 9
Much better. Up during afternoon. Hoping to return to unit tomorrow.
Saturday January 10
Left hospital. Returned to unit. Heard A ??? in charge of us. Pictures at night “It’s a Wonderful World“.
Sunday January 11
On three days excused duty. Had got cold shower & washed clothes during day, Pictures at night. Reinforcements arrive to battalion. A ??? Platoon Commander.