Wednesday January 6th
??? confirmed – reinforcements arrived at Maadi – has smashed all hopes of returning soon. Boys terribly disappointed. Saw Roy (or Ray) Sutton during afternoon. Discharge to Palestine cancelled until tomorrow – lack of transport.
Thursday January 7th
Packed gear during day. Paraded for discharge at 7PM. Taken in lorry to Kantara West then across the canal – barges leaving Kantara East at 8.30PM. Fairly comfortable seats – eight in ??? ??? – much better trip than previous are passing through Sinai Desert during darkness and ??? area in light. Arrived at Hadera ??? line?.
Friday January 8th
Met at Hadera with bus to camp. Drafted to B Company. Rest of day free – slept during afternoon. Attended pictures at night. “Affectionately Yours” rather good film.
Saturday January 9th
Medical inspection – Graded B2. Receiving massage for foot. Hut very handy to Welfare Hut & Mess Room. Began raining during afternoon, continuing all night. Pictures at night ______ Agent.
Sunday January 10th
Still raining heavily. Miserable day. Slept during afternoon. Oranges very plentiful. Shame to see them wasting. At night saw “Week End For Three” Met ??? Collins.
Monday January 11th
Paraded at 8.30AM. Received small job in mess room – lasted only one hour but ??? parade rest of day. Wrote in afternoon. Still showery & very cold. Played housie at night then pictures “
Oh Lady Be Good”.
Tuesday January 12th
Simply teamed during night but eased(?) in afternoon. On a small fatigue each morning – get out of parades.