1915 – July 21

Hot and sticky, but still alive though tortured with prickly heat, sandflies and mosquitos. Saturday night I had to attend the Boxing and give the prizes and make a speech at 1a.m. Such perspiration!

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1915 – July 11

Frightfully hot. 120º [49ºC] in the shade yesterday and sandflies biting me to pieces. When I opened my box at Simla in the Commander-in-Chief’s house and took a clean shirt out, a scorpion jumped out of it! Glad I didn’t put it on with the beast inside it. A fine piece of War news at last. The Boers have captured South West Africa and so one of the side Wars is ended.