(Written later…): Resting at Base of Khirbet Deiran.
Met a family by name of Hoffmans who lived in West Aussie for a long time. They came here just before war broke out and were stranded.
The line of our advance commenced at Kazar, thence along the line to El Ganili, Bir-el-Esani, Al-Khalasa, Asbij to ... of Bursheeba. After the fall of Bursheeba we proceeded along the old Roman highroad and the old Hebron highway towards Hebron as far as Dhaheriyeh where a big bluff was successfully carried out.
We then went to Delak and Tel-el-Sharia and drove out the Turks. Thence to rear of Gaza.
From now on a rapid advance began. Passed numerous villages to Greek town of Kezezc. Captured railway station and junction of Gaza – Sharia also junction of Jaffa – Jerusalem a little further on.
Inhabitants now Jewish.
Many beautiful villages and towns lie dotted over the Plains including Ramleh Ludd and Yebria.
Plenty of tobacco, cigarettes, fruit, bread, eggs, butter, milk, nuts, wine, beer, cognac, etc obtainable.
Jack Graham, ANZAC soldier, kept a diary from 1914-1918. Here it is, blogged 100 years later to the day....