25 June 1916

Stood by at three this morning and dismissed at four thirty. A quiet day.

A report was sent in to us tonight that the enemy forces at Bir El Mazar have been greatly increased. It is an oasis about forty miles east of us and the authorities are rather expecting the enemy to try a reconnaissance in force shortly, so we may have an attack soon. But I think they will find they are up against it when they come here as, besides our battery, there are fifteen machine guns and seventeen Lewis guns, while the brigade at Romani have got the Ross mountain battery and the Anzac division.

I don’t suppose the Turks will be able to bring anything heavier than mountain guns against us.

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