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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 20th March (cont.) – Thursday 25th March 1943

Mar 20-25 1943

Click here for entry for Monday 15th March – Saturday 20th March 1943

… did not bother to leave camp as there is blowing up terrific sand storm – everything covered with dust.  Spent afternoon in learning “Bridge”.  Housie at night – another full nights sleep.

Sunday Mar 21

Day 715

Now on day duty – guarding prisoner. Terrific sand storm & other rain during day.  Jones – Minister of Defense visited Hospital*.  Paraded in Guard of Honor for him.  Believe he could not have visited on better day – will give him an idea of a good sand storm.  Retired early & read.

Monday Mar 22

Day 716

Still on day duty.  Rotten day – raining most of time.  Wrote during afternoon & housie at night.

Tuesday Mar 23

Day 717

Guarding prisoner in morning.  Relieved and moved to another tent. Beginning again on the night shifts – third shift 11-1 & 3-5.  Write in early evening.

Wednesday Mar 24

Day 718

Slept in morning arising in time for lunch.  During afternoon played Bridge and at night.  Pictures at No.1 Tommy Con. Depot.  Went by lorry – ten miles from hospital – good theatre and altogether passable show – picture “Sealed Lips”. Had supper on returning then did shift on guard.

Thursday Mar 25

Day 719

Another late rising.  During afternoon…

*  Frederick (Fred) Jones (c1885–1966) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament and the Defence Minister during WW2.

Wemyss, Stan, fl 1945. New Zealand Defence Minister, Hon Frederick Jones, meeting a patient at 2 NZGH, Egypt - Photograph taken by S Wemyss. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: DA-03002-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22739149

Wemyss, Stan, fl 1945. New Zealand Defence Minister, Hon Frederick Jones, meeting a patient at 2 NZGH, Egypt – Photograph taken by S Wemyss. New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency. Ref: DA-03002-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22739149

Click here for entry for Thursday 25th March (cont.) – Monday 29th March 1943

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4 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 20th March (cont.) – Thursday 25th March 1943

  1. These entries are just amazing. Keep up the great work! (My respect and thanks to your Granddad, too.)

    Posted by MaitoMike | June 5, 2015, 8:43 pm

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