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30 January 1916

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  • The Germans are repulsed by the French at Dompierre, south of the Somme
  • William Dalton Lycett of the AIF 4th Field Ambulance in Egypt records in his diary:

    Reveille 6 a.m. on parade 6.45 a.m. Roll call, orders read out and gargle, then fell out and went on duty at hospital. Breakfast at 8 a.m. cleaned up and dressings etc followed after which had spell till dinner time. After dinner dressings and foments again and wrote a letter before tea. A 14th Battalion man killed in town accidently by Military Policeman. He was drunk, name Thornton. Four battleships in lake today, aeroplanes flying about all the time. Went to the Church of St John in the Wilderness this evening, large congregation, mostly soldiers. Back in camp and in bed before lights out 10 p.m.